Trip Start Oct 03, 2012
67Trip End Feb 28, 2013
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Ah well It's only for one night and I didn't even commit a crime for it :D I'm spending one night in a former jail in Christchurch that now runs as a hostel! I sleep in a former prison cell with bars before the windows and a thick steel door. Pretty cool! I'm on my way to Oamaru but I have to spend the night in Christchurch because it's already getting dark and the bus won't drive any further. Next morning I arrive in Oamaru, famous for it's blue and yellow pinguin collonies! In my hostel I get to know a French guy and a fellow Dutchman. I ask them to join me for a hike to the pinguin cliff and beach. We're waiting for the yellowhead pinguins to get out of the sea onto the beach and reach their nests on the cliffs. This is a daily event and is pretty cool to watch. After waiting for one and a half hour still nothing. The wind is freezing and we're about to head back when somebody spots a pinguin on the beach heading for the cliffs! We decide to stay and expect more pinguins to enter the beach. Unfortunatly the're 3 persons walking on the beach which is forbidden because pinguins get scared and won't enter the beach. This ruins the whole event! Some people just don't get it, even when the're big signs everywhere that say not to enter the beach. Ah well, at least I can say I say one :D
Back in the hostel we all meet up for some drinks and watch the Hangover. Good times!