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... and sent us on the right track.
En route we encountered a van advertising taxidermy, not something you see every day and with a very apt number plate!
After a half hour walk we arrived at Wingatui Racetrack. Firstly, it was free admission, secondly, there was ************e there.
Kiwis obviously find other things ...
... who showed us the eight wheeled jeeps we would use for the trip. But first we had to put on long plastic macs to try and keep out the dust. Perry was a real character and kept us entertained throughout the trip. We saw seals with their pups and the rare Yellow-eyed and Little Blue penguins. The area is a very natural habitat but unfortunately under threat as the government wants to drill for oil just ...
... and they look just like gliders. There is a viewing area over the cliffs and we spend a long time watching fur seals play in the pools at the bottom of the cliffs, a group swam out to sea and others were diving in and out of the sea weed. We then cycled up into the interior which was off the tourist route, almost deserted but beautiful scenery. We crossed to the other side of the peninsular, cycled along a gravel track along the coast and then into a ...
... After the meal we all cleaned up and I had a much-needed shower. Attempted again to use my blow dry but only used it in short bursts to avoid ruining anything or blowing it up again.
I am feeling very at home now. I need some good pictures to decorate my walls though!
Ask me for my mailing address if you would like to send something :P Super tired now though so night night. More adventures ahead.
... and N Z and they weigh just 1 kilo each, around 25 of us head down onto the beach to await the little cuties IN THE DARK! They go out to sea before dawn every day and return after dusk when they have finished feeding. We wait. Its 9.45pm We wait surrounded by squawking Gulls, some Black Oyster catchers, the occasional Royal Albatross. But we wait!
Then suddenly about 400 yards out to sea, the water shimmers and appears to boil. The surface of the sea ...