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Great motel in fantastic location overlooking the pacific ocean. Lovely manager who couldn't do enough for us..
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We had booked the whale watching trip for 1.45 so had a chill morning and then went shopping to New world. Got supplies for lunches and two teas. We are finding that the food shopping is really the same price at home New World is like Sainsburys.
Back to the motel to have butties and listening to the sea and watching the mountains changing …
With the weather getting warmer we loaded the battle bus once again to leave Christchurch behind and head for Kaikoura. The scenery along the way was very England like with rolling hills and wooded hillsides. We drove alongside the Picton to Christchurch railway although we never saw a train all day. The mandatory coffee stop was beckoning but no …
... towards the closest beach to reassess the situation and have a light lunch. After a brief lunch the conditions had changed dramatically. We decided to launch our kayak and head back home. What started out as a pleasant day turned into us battling strong winds and a sea of white capped waves. That provided us with a good 40 minute upper body workout! Once we turned the headland for home we had the wind at our back. Then, while laughing hysterically, we tried to control our kayak as ...
... is led past our window! What the ....? It turns out a strong southerly has blown up, temperature has dropped at least 10 degrees, rain is threatening, and well, a troop of alpacas was led past our window! Need a cup of tea after that lot. Paul and Carmel come by to tempt us out for a walk out to the end of the peninsular. Mmm not sure about this. It is really raging a gale outside. We don all items of clothing available, and set out to ...
... whale factoids for you:
The sperm whale is the largest toothed whale and also the largest toothed predator;
The males are on average 16 meters in length but can reach up to 20 meters with their head making up 1/3 of their size;
On average the male weighs 45 tons, females are just 15 ton;
The sperm whales clicking can be as loud as 230 decibels making it the loudest sound produced by any animal;
It has the ...