Bendamere House Bed and Breakfast
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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... reason there is such diverse marine life here is due to the vast continental shelf which is so close to the main land.
The ocean plummets to vast depths and this makes the abundance of food for the whales great. It is their feeding ground not a mating ground.
off to North Island tomorrow so hopefully see some dolphins in the Cook Strait
... watching trip available but was a bit expensive & it's a bit cold for that craic. Instead we walked around the area and found a seal colony, there wer soo many and one of them kept growling and getting angry at us but the little baby ones wer the cutest. We took a walk up the cliffs that look onto the surrounding coast, covered in seals, but walking up there felt like somewhere in ireland, until you ...
A nice brisk 6am start, I tell you when I'm home I vow to never see 6am ever again! But we were en route to kaikoura, the reason for the early start was so we could fit in all the activities that everyone wanted to do but these ended up all being cancelled due to the horrendous weather! I was soo excited to do dolphin swimming but the sea was a bit treacherous in ...
... seals. Looking harmless and cute in their surroundings, we all jumped out of our skins when an aggressive male took to chasing us off the beach with teeth barbed and a loud growl when George attempted a close up photo. After Kaikouro we set off on the long drive to Picton. Finding accommodation close to the quay we then sought food from an Irish bar, run by a Californian and ate freshly baked pizza whilst drinking Guinness and listening to live music. Rounded off the day ...
And around the peninsular there are seal colonies and this time (unlike our experience on the Great Ocean Road in Australia) we really did see lots of seals and get very close to them. At one point near the beginning of our peninsula walk we spotted a few seals in the sea but then realised some of them had come up on land to sunbathe, 3 had found a quiet place under a bushy tree and another one had decided to have a nap on a ...