Bendamere House Bed and Breakfast
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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... whales' and seals' paradise since it contains a lot of easy fish to feed on. In the afternoon, I had a walk on Kaikoura's beach, which was really beautiful with the mountain backdrop. However, the water temperature was very cold, and I didn't go for a swim. The next morning, I was at the dolphin's visitor centre at 5.30 am! There, I put on a very thick wet suit to protect from the cold ocean waters, which made me look like a water ninja! We left on a boat into ...
... but the weather is changing and rain is on its way. The weather changes so quickly but we had warning as usually you know it's going to rain if in the distance the mountains start disappearing under a blanket of dark clouds and the wind starts getting a bit chilly off the sea ! Lol ( our holidays in Wales has well prepared us for this !! Lol ) and as I'm writing this in bed it is raining quite heavy, and it's like being in ...
... on the planet as the two whales that are larger than Sperm Whales don't have teeth! They surface for only 5-10minutes to get oxygen before diving back under for 45 minutes to an hour to eat again, so you have to time it right to get a sighting! The boat and flight companies all work together to provide GPS locations of where the whales were last seen. Sperm Whales only travel in groups up until the age of 20, then the male whales break off from the group and live and ...
... to swimming with dolphins today, but weather was WORSE, and trip cancelled. Not at all impressed with NZ weather. Rained all morning, and southerly winds bring big swell. Forecast better for tomorrow.......we'll see. Instead, bought more food, lamb steaks for tonight. Drove to top of a hill, Kaikoura lookout, where on a clear day you should see snow capped mountains. ...
... would normally, and eventually make our retreat suggesting that, "tomorrow the girls swim with dolphins at 5:30 am." "Thanks for everything!!!", we say. "No worries, Mate," he says. We shake hands and move forward to the next adventure.
On our way home, I see the local high school. "I wonder if they need two more English teachers?" I think this to myself as I also think, "And, over the fence it goes; another Out of the Park day."