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The seventeenth floor has some great views, but is also very noisy when there is a force gale blowing all night. We awoke to the sound of wind and rain and set off for our trip on the Kaitaki ferry from Wellington to Picton. This is the largest of the three boats which navigates the waters of the Marlborough Sounds - winding tracts of water that …
... descendants who have exclusive rights to take people to see the whales. As a result a lot of what was said would be said in Maori first, we're unsure as to what percentage of the visitors would have understood this so it felt a little odd, but we accepted it nonetheless! Once the narrator had flipped over to English he explained the catamaran could go up to 20 knots (c. 40kmph) and could stop in one and a half boat lengths. This effectively meant we could ...
... chowder with manuka honey. All wonderfully tasty.
Lunch done. Walk next - along the Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway. Up on the limestone cliffs, there's an easy track following the coastline. Great views of the coast and bays below and looking down on a seal colony. Dozens of seals out of the water sunning themselves on the rocks.
We've seen so much sealife in the day and half in ...
... was just gorgeous, and it felt great walking down the beach and seeing the beautiful snow capped mountains in the distance. We were also staying in a rather nice apartment with a sea view, so when the rain was pelting down too hard it was equally nice for the 4 of us to stay in and play games :-)
We were ...
... by a slight pull on the line. With tension on the line and a slight tug, the reeling began. Now this was a process. Bringing a fish up 400 feet from the ocean floor requires thousands of revolutions on the reel, stamina, and a victory beer at your side. Once the fish was in the boat, one the guides was busy at work scaling and filleting the fish. Every person in our group caught at least one fish. As a group we had pulled out 40 fish from the depths of the ocean! ...
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