I thought it was going to be a day when I put my old blue jeans on. We had been warned, the South Island was going to be colder. In fact, so far, we had been very lucky with the weather but we had seen a much chillier night in Wellington so it only made logical sense that we may be delving into our suitcases to find those rain jackets and jerseys we had packed so many weeks ago and had been hawled with all their extra weight around a country where the average temperature was in the 30’s!
We parked the Cabana and noticed a whole line of trailers sitting on the sand just where the sea had ebbed to. In the closest bay where there was significant water there were two boats but I couldn’t imagine they would be coming ashore. We continued on and became stuck behind a car with a small, old enclosed speed boat on the back, all with the passengers inside and then it became apparent what happens here: the people actually never get off the boat, the trailers on the beach transport the boat with the people still inside back to their cars: they were Aqua taxis. Very novel!