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Sunday 2 March
Woke to another glorious sunny day. Just south of the town is the Kaikoura Peninsula and we spent the whole morning walking around the peninsula.
The coastal scenery is just amazing and from the higher points on the cliffs the 360 degree views of blue seas and rock formations and the bays were just …
... and head for the seal colony. We travelled for no more than ten minutes and arrived at the end of the road in a large car park. Entering the car park we could see sea lions basking, no not on the beach, on the road and on the pathways. We settled down and enjoyed fish and chips on a bench overlooking a bay, it was now about 9:00 and we were treated to the most amazing sunset. After the sun had set we headed to our railway carriage for a well deserved ...
... interacted more- the dolphins just quickly swam past. I was still looking forward to the dolphin swim however! We went out for Thai food in the evening and had a stroll along the beach. I also had a quick look at my Gopro footage of the seal swim back at the hostel, and discovered that putting the camera on the head strap meant that I didn't get that much decent footage under the water. At least I'd learnt this before the dolphin ...
... would normally, and eventually make our retreat suggesting that, "tomorrow the girls swim with dolphins at 5:30 am." "Thanks for everything!!!", we say. "No worries, Mate," he says. We shake hands and move forward to the next adventure.
On our way home, I see the local high school. "I wonder if they need two more English teachers?" I think this to myself as I also think, "And, over the fence it goes; another Out of the Park day."
... Hanmer Springs main attraction is the thermal pools unsurprisingly (its the name that is the give away). It was a beautiful drive to and from the town and the thermal pools very relaxing and quite full of both locals and tourists. On the way back we stopped at a restaurant for me to try the local speciality, Cray Fish, yummy. Steve being the meat eater had lamb, again local.