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... lady who used to live in Broomfield Road in Clapham! She gave me lots of tips about the local area. We had been told by the Blue Penguin lady who served us that we could drive up the coast a little and after about 3.30pm we might see some yellow eyed penguins. However the kids were having such fun in the playground (playing with a girl from Perth called Emily and some other kids on a big hamster wheel, zipline and slide, which Ed got too scared to come down) that we thought ...
... reason for being here was to visit the Yellow Eyed Penguin sanctuary set up by previous lighthouse keepers at Katiki Point and the best time to see them is late afternoon when they return from a day fishing. We followed the path round the outside of the restricted area, and saw a pair of moulting penguins, not looking their best, but doing a little mutual grooming. Further round there were fur ...
... up the bikes and hopped on the bus to avoid the hilliest sections. We were all offloaded again about half an hour later. Pretty countryside and the biggest herd of cows, walking up to their milking shed, that we have ever seen. Maybe 500 cows!? A bit of a head wind at times, but not too bad. And so we continued on for another 30kms until we reached THE OCEAN! And so we continued on for another 30kms until we reached THE OCEAN! We made it........and another PB ...
... was very cute as he struggled to waddle along, but apparently he was fat as he was getting ready to malt and needed food stores as he wouldn't be fishing for a little while. 157 penguins came in that night. We were told to make sure that when we left the penguin colony that we checked for penguins underneath our cars as apparently they do like to hide there. We didn't see any underneath but did see some penguins by the road waiting to cross, such a cute ...
BIG NEWS FLASH!! A Happy Day, tinged with sadness. WINNIE THE TARDIS HAS BEEN SOLD! Huge thanks to Rhod, who over a week arranged for this buyer to view then buy Winnie. So after 6 weeks on Gumtree and the CMCA website, 5 Scammers and only 2 genuinely interested punters later, we are Tardisless! Anyway, back to our Toyota Hiace tour of NZ, and Oamaru! We could have easily missed this little ...
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