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... over 500m away however when our third sighting decided rest time was over and waved goodbye with his tale from the distance. As a result the engine was slowed and we headed back in land hoping to spot a little Hector Dolphins. We saw a couple but they were very nippy and quite shy so we only just glimpsed them. Our time on the water was running out so we began to head back to the port but on route spotted yet another sperm whale chilling out on the ...
... our vegetable curry (meat was too expensive). As we did the Swiss guy from our room, who had been out fishing during the day, suggested a trade. If we have him some curry we could have some fish. We happily agreed! The red cod he provided us with was so delicious and it doesn't get much fresher then that. We then sat up learning to play backgammon and how to shuffle cards with one hard (failing at the latter)! Then ours beds were calling us ready for the next day of ...
... act getting up close to the shore without smashing into the rocks or another boat, and also not getting swept back out to sea suddenly! All the while there were lots of people who had just come to the same spot by car, walking right up to the seals and taking great close up photos - it was so ridiculous we laughed a lot about it once we were home and showered and dry again!
... and friends for a lifetime. Tomorrow also means that Kyle and I will return to walking and hitching to get around. We'll probably do a short, two or three day hike with Anton and his cousin in the Kaikoura region. But after that, Kyle and I are going to make our way down south. Anton and Alex fly out of Christchurch in early May. Once we leave them, it'll be back to a way of life we knew for so long: two expeditionaries, lives on their backs, seeking out new ...
... manage to catch the crayfish BBQ truck that is much praised and was also missed in November. We sat out at one of the tables at the side of the road and shared it with a couple of British girls who were 'doing' NZ, one of them looking to work for some months, the other just taking a few weeks after an Australian trip. I was the only one of the four who didn't have crayfish but opted for fish, and I was pretty disappointed with mine, the rest were ...
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