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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 …
... at all afraid of the kayaks. They played and swam around and under the kayaks checking us out and one followed my kayak for several minutes. We had a great couple of hours - this was one of the best activities I did on this trip.
After the kayaking I went back to the Alpine-Pacific and Courtney and I went fishing. Well, Courtney fished while I watched. When I was looking for a fishing tour for Courtney there ...
... high 30's, but a nice breeze. We found the car park and made our way up to the waterfall. Again the walk was really well managed and very sympathetic to the surroundings. The waterfall was high and fell into a lovely lagoon but unfortunately we didn't see any baby seals. We made our way back down and crossed over the road where there were literally hundreds of seals on the rocks and in the water, a real treat to behold. Unfortunately, as usual ...
... coming in for a yarn i'm in the public bar". WHAT THE HELL IS A YARN?! Back at the hostel now staring out on to the beautiful beach and dramatic skyline. 21st December Woke up in the ****** YHA but being the early bird I managed to steal a meal from the free food shelf. 7am and I'm winning! Took a taxi to the whale way station and boarded the boat. 10 minutes in to the journey out to sea our commentator announces there is ...