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... 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 ...
... The seabed was uplifted to form coastal cliffs that have eroded over time so the boulders tumbled down onto the beach. They really are a sight to behold.
Wearing our raincoats off to explore! We weren't afforded a long time here, as the tide was rising and pouring rain continued!!
We arrive at our Holiday Park where we enjoyed BBQ lamb chops , that Russell prepared. At dusk , the activity of Yellow-eyed penguins coming back in from sea, occurs at a ...
... John's boat to set some fishing lines in hopes of fish for dinner. They set out two lines with about fifty hooks each, and left them there for a few hours. The catch was one huge elephant fish for eating and some dogfish for bait for tomorrow's fishing!
We had mussel fritters for lunch and dinner as well as the elephant fish.
6 February: We said our reluctant good- byes to the Cameron family and began our drive ...
... to our camp site and checked in...and picked up our pre booked ticket to the Penguin tour. We settled the camper, set the beds up, had a brew (how English!) and sorted the van out. We had been advised to be at the BBQ area for 1845 sharp for our bus to the Penguin place...so we donned some warmer clothing not quite knowing what to expect. We got onto the bus to be greeted by someone very local who's been doing this for years - at this point we found out we'd be doing a little ...
... last thing we planned on doing in Dunedin was to visit Port Chalmers. When we arrived, we saw a massive cruise ship down at the port, but we did not see any people. Almost everything was closed in this part of town and there was nothing going on. After just a quick walk up and down the main street, we decided to leave and head to our next destination, Oamaru.
In continuation of our wildlife experience last night, we had decided to visit Oamaru to see the little ...
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