Lobster Inn Motor Lodge
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... 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 ...
We awoke at the campsite next to the Irish pub. We went straight to do the coastal walk after breakfast, before our whale watching expedition. Lunch was a mixed beans and celery salad. I felt quite slow and sluggish after the legume onslaught and lack of a large protein source. We were taken by coach to the Kaikoura whale watching vessel. Both me and Georgia felt ill to begin with on the rocky boat, however the staff speaker managed to divert my ...
We got the very early morning bus to Kaikoura and arrived around midday so that there was time for some afternoon activities. Having spent a couple of nights apart we were suddenly feeling very adventurous, deciding that we would do separate activities, Emma went whale watching and Sophie opted to go for a walk along the coast to see the seals.
I left Sophie at the bus to the whale watching after she walked me down to the bakery ...
... br> We were quite overwhelmed as we really hadn't expected as much as we had seen we were quite overawed.
I'll just mention in passing that I did get a bit seasick (or Ocean Motion as they call it ) and felt a bit dizzy but it was well worth it !! As a result of the wobbly feeling Steve and I decided to walk back to the motel rather than more time in a moving vehicle. so we agreed to meet back at the motel where John said he would have the BBQ ready and the Fiz on ...
... Maori grass weaving making flowers out of the folded grass; Ian's was a fine specimen of how it should be done while mine insulted their gods!
We went to a Maori house where we greeted other Maori members with their greeting gesture, the hocki (pressing of the noses) and sat to have some lunch and sing our new song.We finished the day with a walk around the rainforest learning how they the plants for medicinal and gastronomique purposes.