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... night. This was a highlight for Cathy, completely enclosed and out of sight from prying eyes, she went bathing suitless into the hot tub (Peewee's influence?) and we soaked for a half hour before settling in to our first night in Anikin.
That is quit an experience, not difficult to set up, but very, very cozy. Not uncomfortable, but not much room for moving about. We watched Billy Connolly for a while and then called it a night.
... llama each on a lead. Next to them was a lady pushing a three legged dog in a babies push chair while the one eyed dog called Barney ran alongside her. This has to be one of the most surreal things I have experienced since being in New Zealand! Anyway, the trek went well and Smokey was very well behaved. This evening we all watched Bridget Jones 2 in the lounge and I edited my videos from today's llama trek! Full day at work again ...
... black stony beach. When we had eaten, there was checking in to do, a briefing, a coach to the marina, a kia ora (maori welcome greeting) from the catamaran crew, and then we were off. We were looking for whales! The vessel set off quickly, soon going over the edge of the continental shelf (which is closer to land here than it is anywhere else in the world) to a point above a deep ocean trench. There were plenty of albatrosses sat on the water, occasionally scampering out ...
... wrong from there! Taking some photos from the cliff edge my go pro may have accidentally taken a tumble down the cliff edge slightly. It was one of those moments where you can't move to run and get it and just watch it plop, but I managed to scramble down and get it back with no damages! The seal colony were down on the beach, very close to the people watching them but I suggested we stick to the footpath at the top of the cliff rather than taking the stairs ...
... and locals... what a shame. This place was really lovely and had great views from the Tuscan tower over the vineyards... and great wine of course! Our guidebook was indeed a few years old, so obviously since it was published, it isn't up there competing with the other local vineyards anymore! Well we felt pretty pleased with ourselves that we had bothered to find this place and be the sole customers for the day... and perhaps ...