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... boulders just before the tide came in. We probably wouldn’t have stayed in Oamaru, longer than the 10 days we’d planned, if it wasn’t for the people we met (including Wong the wise Malaysian who gave me goodbye chocolate!). We chilled a long while, chatting, painting and partying in the shed and felt sad to leave everyone but we’re excited to move away from beach towns and towards big lakes.
Onwards, to Christchurch.
... before 3pm so were ok to be in the hide so long as we didnt take the path down to the sand. We'd been waiting for about half an hour and still hadn't seen anything so started to look at the information boards that were posted all around the hide and we soon discovered that we were trying to spot the worlds rarest penguin, so any sightings at all would be a good result. Another half an hour passed and it started to get cold so we nipped back ...
... there is a penguin watching shelter. In the freezing cold and rain we waited for nearly 40 mins before the yellow eyed penguins swam to shore. It was amazing to see the little birds, one of the rarest in the world, in their natural environment. Also very cute watching them battle the waves to get to the shore and waddle around a bit! I love that in NZ it is possible for you to see wildlife free of charge, not in a zoo and as nature ...
... stone which is very much like Bath Stone, a very pale. The architecture is very classical with some amazing buildings. Then we went to the viewing point which as you can see from the pictures is amazing nothing but classical buildings and the Pacific...next stop Honalulu! The pictures don't do it justice at all it is breath taking, if a bit windy! Then we went to see some elusive Yellow Penguins, called as such because of the yellow flash around their eyes. Basically they have ...
... of hundreds of penguins and from where we were sitting in the protected colony and research area, we saw about 175 penguins come up the beach and head to their nests. We were lucky enough to see a raft of about 12 penguins on their way to the rocky slope toward the beach. We also saw a fur seal on the slope as well and we learned that these animals co-exist nicely. The area we sat in has lights for so the paying customers can see, but they are made with a special sodium bulb so ...
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