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Even more South Island

all seasons in one day
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After leaving Te Anau we stayed overnight in Twizel. Past Twizel was gorgeous views of Mount Cook. This place would be amazing for skiing


We spent a couple of nights in Christchurch, explored the town, art galleries and I even went to the local swimming pool for a bit of exercise :-)
We took the transalpine train accross to Greymouth and back. We were lucky to get good weather on the way west and I managed to squeeze into the outside carriage and take a few pictures. The weather was grey and drizzly on the way back, just like home!


Next stop up the coast was Kaikoura. We found a fantastic cottage to stay in and the weather was brilliant so i headed off for an afternoon horse ride :-)
Then whale watching day approached, the trip was pretty expensive and we were made up to have a gorgeous sunny day, "calm" day for it. I'm not much of a boat person but it was fairly choppy for my liking! not surprising really when you are in water over 1,000 meters deep....

Guaranteed to see a sperm whale or 80% of your money back, you obviously don't see much but here's my picture anyway:


We were hoping to see some dolhpins and not have to take a separate trip, we were lucky enough to see a massive pod of dusky dolphins who were happy to perform around the boat for us :-)


Posted by GSensible 04:19

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