189 - 28th July 2006 - Kaikoura


Not a bad view to wake up to!


Kaikoura Top 10 Campsite - A very nice place to stay


Our boat for the Whale Watching - Te Ao Marama


Bird flying close to the water


Our first whale sighting


Thar she blows!


His name is Tomo


Bye bye Tomo!


Last sighting of the first whale


Dolphin number 1


out of 3 or 4 hundred!!!!


Playing near the boat


Synchronised dolpining


Splooosh!


The return of Tomo - back up from the depths for a few breaths of air


Tomo taking a breath


Back off to the depths


Dipping below the waves


Slipping silently under


A second whale makes an appearance


Not bad scenery is it?


Sparkling water


Dramatic


Heading back to land


Beach and mountains within a few miles of each other - Kaikoura is very, very, pretty


Obligitory arty shot


You'd think it was a joke...


...but this is the speed bump


On the rocks


The cliff side walkway


Very thick seaweed


The view from the top of the cliffs


Bigger view


Fur seal lazing in the sun


Splassssh


Seals playing in a rock pool on the way to Picton


waves splashing over the rocks


Fire in 'The Store'


The garden at 'The Store'


The terrace


Inside