Waves On The Esplanade Kaikoura
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- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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What a busy last few days we have had! We started our kiwi experience on Friday 14th February and have already seen so much! Our first driver, Scottie, was a little crazy! We got picked up bright and early and drove down to Kaikoura, town famous for whale and dolphin watching. As we are returning here we thought we would get people's feedback on …
... our afternoon and return to his house at 4:30 to, "have a beer and some crayfish in the pot". He assured us he would give some good tips on how to cook a crayfish. We went to the grocery store and purchased butter, milk, and breadcrumbs and the sea perch were cooked, in our room, to perfection, less than an hour after they were lifted from the sea. The kids and we devoured them.
Now, it was off to a special place where seal pups ...
... at the kitchen up stair because it was empty while watching the movie, Valkyrie. After that just enjoying the beer I got last night at Picton and enjoying the hot tub. The hot tub wasn't that warm and I actually regretted, it was so cold when I came out and it was quite a long walk to the interior.
Still early and nothing to do, I spend the whole remaining of the night to watch Ant Story and eating ham for supper before sleep.
... trip and had a good catch. We decided to pair our dinners, his fish (cooked beautifully) and our veg curry and rice. Made for a pretty good combination. We spent the rest of the evening the three of us playing cards, learning magic tricks (I'm now a professional magician) and learning to play back gammon... Now that's a game it's going to take me a while to master.By this point it was pretty late so we called it a night and headed to ...
... the supermarket and get some beer. With two cases in hand we headed for the harbor. Upon arriving, our two guides grinned as we presented them with the beer. These two guys were pretty cool. They took us several miles off the coast of Kaikoura, checking bait traps along the way. Most traps had crayfish, but one trap had corralled an octopus. While one guide drove the boat out to our fishing spot, the other guide cut the tentacles off the octopus into bait-size ...