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... their colony in their droves once the skies turned dark. There can be as many as 200 penguins coming up onto the beach at any one time, especially once their eggs are hatched and they need to feed the chicks. It was a truly magical and a once in a lifetime experience. Grace especially was captivated. We also got to see a handful of seal lazily dozing on the rocks. I couldn’t believe how such small penguins could make so much noise too. Apparently ...
... 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.
26 nights. 6.3 metres long. 3.3 metres high.
The camper van journey finally began on Monday morning as we left from Christchurch driving inland in a south westerly direction towards Lake Tekapo. We stopped about 50km short of here in Fairlie to set up camp for the night. The scenery improved as the journey went on, starting out with the flat Canterbury Plains but becoming more interesting as we ventured into the foothills of the Southern ...
Well we left Christchurch after my morning walk around the suburbs....still very sad! Drove the coast road to Oamaru...not too much coast..in fact none....but lots of sheep and cattle....biggest herds we have ever seen! Got into town about 3pm...found a nice motel...and explored the place! What a beautiful place! It is a colonial town complete ...
... from local producers. The restaurant is very family friendly, and there is an excellent playground out back.
We also had a blast, as usual, at the Oamaru Steampunk playground. Even Alice and Granny had a go!
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