Bay-view Homestay Kaikoura

296 Scarborough St., Kaikoura, Christchurch-Canterbury, South Island, New Zealand | B&B
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A travel blog entry by edandkate


... that they'd just been informed of a Sperm Whale resting on the surface a short distance away, so we made our way over. We were there in plenty of time and could see the whale from nose to dorsal fin. The sperm whales blow hole is right at the head end and would exhale every so often sending a puff of water a meter or so above the water. The guides told us not to waste our batteries as they would be able to tell us when the whale was about to dive. ...


A travel blog entry by laura_schofield


This morning we didn't rush to get ready, no alarms were set. Still woke up before 8am though! We had breakfast and then went out to do the peninsula walk. Firstly we stopped at the isite to pick up a map which was about as useful as a chocolate kettle! Anyway we figured as long as we follow the coast we'll be fine. Headed out to the peninsula taking in the scenery and local bird life and then came across the seal colony (the main reason I wanted to do the walk). To start ...


A travel blog entry by clagolzo


... the wind whilst going uphill - you feel like you're working hard to stand still a lot of the time! We were all in double kayaks, and whilst Ruby had Gabe in hers to basically do most of the work, Sepideh and I weren't so lucky and had to muster up all the strength and determination we had to get back close to shore at times! We ended up having to call on our ...

Wild and windy

A travel blog entry by petach


Arrived to sun - sorry just had to mention that, weather turned wild and windy after that so we spent the next few days walking, watching the wild sea and generally chilling out.
We stayed in a great b&b right on the sea front with great views of the sea and the mountains which seemed ...

Things come in 3s!

A travel blog entry by philg


... buy fresh fish and were just handed a bag of the perch fillets, much to their surprise, for free! The boat we were on doesn't hold a quota, they only have a tourist license so none of the fish can be sold to the trade. They literally just take what the punters don't and use it themselves or give to family and friends...paid for by the money the tourists pay. Now to do some math...we took 4 lobsters, call that $320, a slab of perch fillets $70 and blue cod ...

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