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Feb 8, 2007 - Kaikoura

Made our way down the wicked west coast to Kaikoura for a spot of whalewatching. Got up at crackers, loaded onto a boat, and headed into the deep sea. Saw a couple of monster Sperm Whales (19m in length) which was really quite impressive. But I found the albatrosses more amazing ... they have a wingspan of 3 metres, which is, well, quite impressive, considering I am only 1.8metres. Rather large. Some bad photo's not really worth showing. The Clarky's slept in, with whale-rider (aka Janelle) opting for some sleep on her honeymoon. Fairy muff.

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Fuzz & Phil Run Away

Feb 20, 2006 - Christchurch - Kaikoura - Christchurch

Und wieder ein genialer Tag! Heute stand Whale-watching auf dem Programm. Ich habe zwar schon Dutzende Delphine, Robben, Seeloewen und sonstiges gesehen aber noch nie einen Wal. So war ich doch ganz gespannt als ich die 2,5 Stunden hoch nach Kaikoura fuhr. Im Gegensatz zum pfannkuchenflachen Gebiet um Christchurch wurde die Umgebung vor Kaikoura immer huegeliger und auch wieder etwas gruener. Die Kueste war ungeheuer schoen und wild und die Wellen meterhoch! 'Whale Watch Kaikoura' ist der einzige Walbeobachtungs Veranstalter in Kaikoura...

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Conny on Tour

Jan 24, 2006 - Kaikoura - swimming with dolphins

We arrived in Kaikoura yesterday after leaving Renwick. Kaikoura is a little seaside town on the East Coast of the South Island. It is famous for its dolphins, whales, albatros and other sea mammals and birds. So, a visit to Kaikoura would most certainly not be complete without swimming with dolphins. After suiting and booting us in those 'oh so lovely' wetsuits, we went out in the boat for about 3/4 of an hour. The previous tour had spied a pod of dolphins heading South, so we were aiming for those. We were in luck, we certainly found them...

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She's On Her Way!

Apr 19, 2005 - NEW ZEALAND - Kaikoura

We set off for the South Island in our super cool "Sleepervan" which is basically a Toyota van with a mattress in the back and is much more comfy than our tent.. Met up with Anne (Jenny's pal from Shetland) and went swimming with dolphins which was very cold, even when wearing the thickest wetsuit possible but well worth it. We then went on a whale watching trip which was "awesome" quote our guide...

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