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arrived in Kaikoura just in time for the sheep shearing show at The Point
Stunning location right on the Kaikoura peninsula
a private show for us - the farmer quad bikes in from the fields at 4pm with Jed on the back. he's been trying to deliver a lamb but sadly thinks he will lose it.
He introduces us ...
... I guess it wasn't meant to be, we have been amazingly lucky with everything else as this was the only activity we couldn't do. Therefore we got to kaikoura around midday with absolutely nothing to do, it was pouring down with rain and the only row of shops the tiny town had was closed so we had no other option but to sit at the pub all day and get merry! We started early ...
... had a lighthearted humourous commentary. We were given all the boat specs, that basically translated in laymans speak to "a safe stable boat that goes very fast and can stop suddenly". Pretty amazing how Captain Jim managed to find us a whale. He used an underwater listening device and 'eyeometer' to get to the right spot. Fantastic to be so close to a whale in the wild out in the ocean. Saw a ...
... on a daily basis. But the atmosphere of where we are amplifies the music and makes it reach deep down in our hearts. We sat around the fire until 1 am when we buried the fire in sand and retreated to the campsite for a museli bar before bed. This was one of the greatest nights I've had in New Zealand. I laughed so hard that my insides hurt; it was the best ab workout that I've had in months! P.S. We're still convinced that Mike from Colorado is Eddie Vedder. ...
... Kaikoura became famous as a whaling town when a certain Mr Fyffe came here in the 18 somethings and started a small whaling company. Until commercial whaling was banned by the Government in the 1940s it was the town's main activity. One of the original houses built on whale bone piles and owned by Mr Fyffe is still standing.
Tomorrow we have booked a trip to go whale watching and have our fingers crossed that the weather is OK: ...