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It wasn't until I was picking up my bags at invercargill airport that I met a few other expeditioners and yes, everyone was trying to see who else was on the trip from Christchurch. Took the airport shuttle to the Kelvin hotel and yes, all but one student were on the trip as well. My room mate is Marianne, an Aussie. Been walking.......needed to …
... because we also needed a shower.
After Invercargill, the Catlins Coast starts. We were ahead of schedule and so could take it nice and easy along here, which was good because this is an awesome coast. At Waipapa Point, we saw some huge sea lions (apparently they are only distantly related to lions and so their name is a bit misleading. I was surprised they were related at all!). Slope Point was next, which is the southernmost point on ...
Whilst in Invercargill Peter picked up a local paper and as he was flicking through it I noticed a product recall advert. It was not something I usually take much notice of but this made me sit up as it was Heinz who had recalled sliced beetroot because of a processing error which might result in microbial growth. We had just eaten some of that the night before, opps, bit late to take it back
Heading to Dunedin we stopped at a couple of scenic spots. The first ...
... Kiwis of old were even more destructive on their local environment than what South Australians were to theirs, with virtually every tree between Mt Hutt and Dunedin gone and every hillside or mountain totally denuded apart from some occasional scrub and bushes. The only trees to see so far in the rural areas have been poplars, pines and some other hedge-friendly things.
Stopped to look at some twin waterfalls and finally put on my walking boots on Day ...
Young shearwater Birds, attracted by the lights, crash landed on the ship early morning. They fluttered like moths as staff gathered them up and let them go over the side. The captain turned off all the exterior lights, bridge lights too.
There's a real passion for the wildlife amongst everyone here. ...