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After a rather odd breakfast at the hotel, we spent the day driving through the stunningly beautiful Marlborough sound, exploring its beaches, curvy roads and beautiful vegetation. thankfully, we had another sunny day. tomorrow, we're off to the north island. Yay! :)
Had the most amazing day in Kaikura today. spotted many playful seals nd even a small penguin. Then visited a waterfall where seal puppies cone to play. Magic! Then we headed north for our hotel in Blenheim.
... the views are spectacular.
After an easy start to our day which consisted of walking around the town and doing some shopping we made our way to the port area and booked ourselves a ticket on the mail run. The trip is over 4 hours and consists of delivering and collecting all mail from settlements around the Sound who do not have any road access. Yes they do have all other facilities and utilities , but have to ...
... by the owner over the last 10+ years. It starts in a caravan which amongst many other bits has a train track circumnavigating its roof - which when activated trips switches, electrical connections and loudspeakers on its way round! Mini Ferris wheels of shells spun around in a water bath creating a wonderful gurgling-bubbling noise, and the fate of the invisible penguin was illustrated in a playful wooden toy... More surprises ...
... in a day.
We initially explored Ship Cove, captain Cook visited here many times over several expeditions, he traded with Maori, set up camp and there is a memorial and information boards for visitors to see.
We put it off no longer and began the walk, initially it was quite steep, so much so that the cyclists were unable to ride up, but had to get off and walk, which we found amusing. After the steep climb the track continued upwards, but it ...