We got picked up at Wharawharangi campsite at 11 am by a water taxi. They took us to Totaranui where we were to wait for a larger water taxi at 2:45 pm. We had a bunch of time to relax on the beach and soak up the sun. It also felt really good to do some beach yoga to ease my aching muscles.
Side story: We decided to play Farkle and Jessi got a straight twice for 10,000 points each!! If you guys don’t know Farkle, just know that this is literally pretty much impossible to get once, let alone twice…
We got picked up right on schedule and made our way back to the parking lot. We collected more hikers from different coves and got a chance to see the amount of land we covered in two and a half days. The water taxi was so much fun because our Captain/ Ripper took us to hidden tiny coves. These secret areas rarely saw hikers and reminded me a lot of the mermaid cove in Peter Pan. They were mesmerizingly beautiful. The water was crystal clear and you could see delicate red jellyfish floating in the water. Stunning. I was almost waiting for tiny fairies to come buzzing out.
Once we got back to Jucy, we started heading back to Christchurch airport. We stopped halfway to the city for a big dinner that Cody’s family graciously paid for and a shower at a truck stop. A shower that was 100% well-needed. We camped in the middle of nowhere for the night. We were all really bummed out that that was our last night in Jucy.
No pictures today, but I got some footage on the GoPro!
Check out day 15 to find out more about our last day on the trip!
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