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We arrived at Port Chalmers (Dunedin) at 7am just as we started our stretch and abs class so we watched the ships progress as we stretched. At first I thought Port Chalmers was just going to be an ugly little port but what a delightful little town it was! Quite hilly with lovely little cottages nestled in the hills it was a lovely surprise. Most people chose to catch the bus into Dunedin but warren and I wanted to explore ...
Hello everyone! It has been a bit since I wrote last, but I have been pretty busy!! I was doing work for classes, which hasn't been too much yet! Just reading a lot of stuff, which is normal. If you haven't seen my facebook, I went to Tunnel beach over the weekend!!! And I saw glow worms last Thursday! It was absolutely beautiful and amazing <3 the glow worms were not like fireflies in the way that they didn't blink on and off. Seeing the glow worms on the side of the ...
... the peninsula, the captain pointed out various kinds of birds (native to NZ) and told us about some of the history of our surroundings. Whenever he spotted an animal, he would quickly point it out. We saw huge sea lions, resting on the sand and playing in the water. Later on, the captain steered the boat closer to a rocky cliff, Taiaroa Head, topped with a lighthouse. We were there to see the main attraction, the Royal Albatross.
As we pulled in, to ...
... they will never set down on land, they fly, feed and rest on the sea and head off for South America but when they come back to mate they usually build a nest very close to the spot where they hatched - fascinating (or have any readers just dozed off!). We went to a hide and watched 4 parents sitting on their nests and looking after their chicks and we even got a glimpse of one of the chicks. We saw one albatross airborne and their wing span is about ...
... But, whilst there, we booked to return at 9.15pm to see the other residents of the centre! On the beach, at dusk, every night sees the return of ......... the little Blue Penguin! So we drive the windy, windy road FOUR TIMES in total, and once in the dark! Are we mad?
The little Blue Penguin is totally worth it! We arrive back at the centre for coffee at 8.30pm, and after a talk to tell us, they are the smallest Penguins in the world, are only found in ...