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... a genre which came about in the 1990's. it's basically science fiction from a Victorian perspective, and features anachronistic machinery like that of a Philip Pulman novel. Steam-powered demon tractor anyone? Later on at our camp-site we were treated to another blue-penguin encounter - this time they came to us though! They nest beneath the communal kitchen so we didn't even have to leave our van to ...
... into the wind on the way up, so on the way back down it was behind us. We passed people walking on the way up, grimacing as the rain pelted them with the icy wind!
We were walking quicker on the way back down, partly because of the fact it was predominantly downhill, partly because of the rain, but mainly because we both wanted the toilet!
We made it back to the toilet, and then the camper. Stripping off our wet clothes. We decided not to do any other ...
... guide we’d read that this was a good (and largely unknown) place to see Yellow Eyed Penguins at dusk. When we arrived it was almost 6pm and to our immense disappointment a sign said the area closed at 6pm. Having driven for 4 hours we decided we would go down to the ‘hide’ (purpose built watching hut for bird life) for a quick look anyway.
We could see no sign of life anywhere down on the beach and were conscious of ...
... home or have returned make a real noise as they encourage the others to make their way back, and 3 of them go back on the rocks to look for their family and friends. They're adorable creatures.
Because penguins are sensitive to light, we aren't allowed to take photographs of them. Even the Japanese observe this, but it all leads to the second most common question (*) asked about penguins: "If you see a penguin, but didn't photograph it, ...
A couple of days in a very cosy backpackers in the little historic town of Oamaru was a lovely change from the time in Dunedin. We had sea views from our double room and it was just a short walk down to the Victorian precinct, which was mainly one road of stone buildings housing Victorian style shops, galleries and places to eat. We spent one morning looking round there and then in the afternoon got a lift down the road with four Germans to a little headland reserve to ...
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