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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 …
... road. The next morning we went on a trip to see seal pups in Ohua stream. About 40 seal pups jumping in and out of the water underneath a waterfall, it was amazing to see! Also hilarious when a few of them starting chasing a girl who ran further into the trees ha! So that was the end of out South Island adventures and it ...
... find another pod of dolphins. Again the horn blow and we were in the water...this time though the dolphins were on the move and at speed so no sooner had we got in the water and they had gone. Then came the challenge of removing the wetsuit and getting dressed in the cold! Fortunately the boat came complete with a hot water house which I happily used! Once dressed we could go to the front of the boat and watch the dolphins with hot chocolate and biscuits! It then became ...
... freely in their natural habitat. We sat down on a rock to enjoy lunch with the seals offering free entertainment. After lots of photos we headed back to the car then drove to Seal Colony Point for a delightful walk along the cliff top to enjoy more of the scenery. After a good two hour walk we drove back to the centre of Kaikoura in search of dinner. Fish and chips was the consensus. We treated ourselves to the catch of the day, Blue Cod and chips. It was ...
... skills acquired during university I fashioned myself a kind of toga come sleep sack come cocoon with a sheet and promptly passed out. Wednesday 23rd This morning we woke up (surprisingly spritely) to catch the 9am ferry from Wellington to Picton, the sun had finally come out and there was not a cloud in the sky! The ferry ride over to the top of the South Island takes about three hours and is renowned for being particularly rough. Luckily the weather appeared to have finally ...
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