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Dagen startede med en skøn morgen i Kaikoura, hvor solen spejlede sig i havet. Vi tjekkede ud og kørte mod Christchurch. Turen var på godt 200 km. Vi kørte igennem et meget bjergrigt terræn. Igennem byer så små, at der kun var 10 huse og en skole. Landskabet var meget varieret. Da vi var ca. 75 km fra Christchurch …
... bus to the boat it started snowing briefly, I thought I must be mad. It was another wild ride out through the waves but it calmed a little further out where we were quickly met by a huge swarm of dusky dolphins who came powering up and around the boat. No idea how many, it felt like hundreds but probably a little less than 100. Apparently they can form pods of more than 1000. Once in the water they came ...
... off! After sending them back we did get a refund and some normal fish and chips.
The rest of the day was spent driving towards Arthurs Pass. We stopped on route at a free camping spot on a river bed underneath a high road crossing. It was a beautiful place to stop, and all the better for being free. Let’s just hope it doesn’t rain too much or we might get washed away!
J & N
Sunny spells and clouds, ...
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 ...
... So excited by our first sighting of Kiaki; an 18m sperm whale weighing around 50 tonnes. Kiaki is known to the whale watch team. He surfaced for around 10 minutes and we were able to pull alongside him just 15 m away. As he dived so his tail flipped out of the water in that classic whale statement. Using sonar the captain picked up whale calling around 6 miles away. Whales emit calls up to 230 decibels, the sound waves are enhanced and amplified through ...