Comfort Inn Kaikoura Mediterranean
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... using terrifyingly powerful sonic waves. Tiaki has been delighting whale watchers in Kaikoura for about twenty years and is possibly the most photographed whale in the world. This seasoned pro was most obliging today displaying his fine tail fluke as he dived under to hunt in the depths anew. Although we missed the other male sperm whale in the area, we were not left wanting for other marine wildlife. Kaikoura is known as a haven for marine birds; 17 of the 22 species ...
... were obviously friends and it was all in good fun. Before starting our walk, we treated ourselves to a drink in a popular cafe on the main parade. When we had finished our drinks, we set off towards the cliffs at the eastern end of Kaikoura peninsula. On the way, we spotted a pair of women painting the walls of some public buildings. They were skilfully rendering bright seaside scenes, including an image of a magnificent whale. They are responsible for much of the ...
... and not just a party trick, but instead part of a highly coordinating feeding plan. We also saw an albatross and a seal next to the dolphin feeding zone. On reaching dry land we were very happy we had paid for the whale watching after our bounty of marine animal observations. For dinner we stopped at crayfish & cod fishmongers near to the whale watch centre, and I had a piece of battered rig (shark), which was rather tasty, and a piece of ...
... wrong from there! Taking some photos from the cliff edge my go pro may have accidentally taken a tumble down the cliff edge slightly. It was one of those moments where you can't move to run and get it and just watch it plop, but I managed to scramble down and get it back with no damages! The seal colony were down on the beach, very close to the people watching them but I suggested we stick to the footpath at the top of the cliff rather than taking the stairs ...
... we saw another whale. It turned out to be the same whale! It didn't matter though as we got even closer than last time and it was amazing. Such a long animal. He went down again after about 10 minutes. It was an unbelievable experience. After about 20 minutes we went closer to the coast. All of a sudden these Dolphins came towards the boat. It was possibly one of the best experiences I have had since being on this trip. There was 400 dolphins in the pod and swimming and ...