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... we had another spot to head to a couple of kilometres out to sea. The captain spun the boat around and we raced out at full throttle. As we went we saw the odd fur seal playing in the waves and plenty of Albatrosses which we were equally excited about having learnt so much about them on the Otago Peninsula. As we enjoyed the roller coaster ride towards the horizon we started to see the tell tale puff of sea water which told us where the whale was. We ...
... we'd learnt at school & uni, so the rest of our kayak group had the misfortune of having to listen to us screaming as we paddled behind them: "PUSH FOR TEN... 10! ...9! ...8! ...7! ...6! ...5! ...4! ...3! ...2! ...1! OK NOW KEEP UP THE PACE! RIGHT! LEFT! RIGHT! LEFT! COME ON TEAM BAZAZI! AND GOLZARMANESH! YOU CAN DO IT! YES YOU CAN!" :-)
The funniest thing about our sea ...
... flirting skills with Kelvin from Omega and Kevin in the I-site office and we were off on our journey down the east coast of the South Island. As we were picking up our bags we practically harassed by a small obnoxious American girl walking around with a sign and trying to hitch hike. Shed roped in another cheep skate boy and they were trying to nab our backseats and hitch a ride. I told them we didn't have room, that my bag took up the backseat and walked off, it was only 20 bucks to ...
Also enjoyed a seafood fiesta with Wayne and Kathy at a local diner. We all tried the crayfish (which is very similar to the lobster) and enjoyed it immensely . The meat was similar in flavor as well but is slightly more tender and it doesn't have those huge claws. You break the shell with your fingers and didn't need the assistance of the metal cracking pliers.
Then we continued our way north ...
... released the netted sac filled with fish livers and guts!! Then they started to arrive. Albatross, petrels, terns, gulls, shearwaters, shags,
It was amazing watching the social behaviors and fighting and noises they made through out this feeding frenzy. Sounding like cow's moos, horses's naying and lots of clicking and clacking went on. We spent approx 40 minutes watching this process. Albatross ...