Trip Start Aug 24, 2008
129Trip End Jul 07, 2009
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We stopped in Lyttleton for lunch, which we made ourselves, and then we drove to Akaroa, which took us past cliffs, more sheep, 2 lakes, and a cheese factory (where we stopped off and tasted the cheese). The clouds stayed on the tops of the hills so by the time we reached Akaroa it was raining. We checked into a lovely cosy hostel that felt like a home. We had battered mussels and beer battered chips from the fish and chip shop for dinner. They were the best chips we have ever tasted.
It was very misty when we woke up, but we went to ask about dolphin watching cruises anyway, just in case. They said to come back later so we drove through the hills to Le Bons Bay, a lovely sandy beach surrounded by cliffs. It was very green, the sun was shining and the sky was blue, so we were hopeful for our dolphin trip. We chased birds on the beach, saw eagles munching on dead animals, admired the pretty lakes, and then returned to Akaroa, where it was raining. Our dolphin trip was cancelled so we left for Oamaru, 4hours drive away.