Today’s photos were taken as far from the drumlin as you can get. Australia’s kangaroos and koalas weren’t our final goals. My husband and I actually spent most of our holiday in New Zealand. It was the kind of trip where you see something new every day. From a long list of spectacular sights, I’ve picked three highlights for the blog, starting with Kaikoura, on the east coast of the South Island.
We may be the only tourists who failed to see a single whale in Kaikoura. But we made up for that with sightings of dusky dolphins, Hector’s dolphins and New Zealand fur seals.
The Pacific coast in and around Kaikoura is home to many seals, easily spotted when they are lying on the rocks. The pups in the next photo were a lot more active and bouncy than the adults.
If anyone asks you “Do seals have tongues?” or “Do seals have ears?”, send them to this blog to prove that the answer is YES, at least for the Kaikoura fur seals. Here is proof of the tongue.
I can also tell you that we spent a happy hour watching seal pups play in a freshwater pool below a waterfall – no photos for the blog unfortunately.
If you ever make it to Kaikoura, I have a great recommendation for accommodation – just follow this link to find out more about The Factory.