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Nov 19, 2005 - Kaikoura and Fox Glacier

Kaikoura is a small one road town in the foothills of the Kaikoura Ranges which virtually reach down to the Pacific coast. The big draw here was the marine life; dolphins, migrating whales and sea lions. I'm afraid I got a bit sceptical. Having tried to go dolphin watching in Port Stephens, Australia and not seeing anything, I decided not to go whale watching.... big mistake. The people who did go on the trip saw quite a few whales and the pctures were fantastic, whale tails with the snow capped mountains in the background :o( Never mind,...

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Mar 6, 2005 - Swimming with Seals

Snorkelling with Seals just of the coast of Kaikoura. We got a great discount becasue of the volunteer work, so it was rude not to take it up. Seals may be big, cumbersome and grumpy on land, but in the sea they are graceful and playful. It was an amazing experience to snorkel with them. They move like lightning and with water bubbles coming off them like water vapour off airplane wings. If you ever get the chance to do this, DO IT. Many thanks to Marcos for the underwater photos.

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