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Travel Blogs from Kaikoura
We have to leave Wellington at the crack of dawn to drop off the hire car and take the ferry over to the South Island. I had assumed that it would be like taking the ferry over to the Isle of Wight, but it is much, much further between the islands. The journey takes just over 3 hours. The Interislander ferries have been having some safety issues …
Kaikoura - having a whale of a time
It's a long drive from Franz Josef to Kaikoura so we decided to break it up with a stopover in Arthurs Pass.
Meant to be one of the most scenic roads in the world, we didn't see much of it on the way up from the west coast. But the next day, as we descended towards the east coast, the skies …
... dolphins. Night fell before we reached Kaikoura so we drove into the first campsite we could find. Luckily we happened upon the Waipapa Bay Camping Ground which is pretty basic, imagine the ablutions from a 1970s cub camp, but is cheap and Sheryl is very cheerful and has given us directions to a waterfall that has baby seals playing underneath it. I think she's been on the wacky baccy but we'll find out in the ...
Another early rise for the possibility of watery dolphin antics. Sarah is doing it too, and was able to ring via mobile directly from the hostel so that we could just go back to bed if we got a 'no'. No need for that though we were a go! Unsurprisingly considering the time of year the wetsuits were heavy duty, with a further jacket, hood and boots all thrown in. The suit itself felt quite compressing, I got both a headache and a dull ache in my ...
... cheap and cheerful evening while the rain poured down.
Tuesday was our last full day in NZ which is so sad. I can’t believe yet again how quick the time is going. It feels like only five minutes since we arrived yet here we were on our last day. I was excited about getting back to Oz to see Andre but really didn’t want to have to leave such a beautiful country. And every country is one step closer to having to return to ...
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