Kodak Moments: Kaikoura, Picton, Marlborough Sounds

August 19, 2013
So I’m off to work in a few moments but I thought I’d share a few photos from our recent trip up north.
Last weekend Scott, his parents, and I went on a small road trip up the east coast of New Zealand’s south island. We saw the baby seals in Kaikoura, which I’m sure you’ve all diligently read about in my last post. Actually, lets throw in a few more baby seal pictures courtesy of Scott’s dad, because he’s clearly the photographer in the family:
Awwww…… ok, now for a picture montage from the rest of the trip. We had pretty mild winter weather, but not the full sunshine we all hoped for- as you’ll see. Regardless, we enjoyed doing a little walking and driving around the sounds.
That lump of driftwood in the background is a seal…
Marlborough Sounds by Picton
Hills behind Picton doing fall color-y things at the end of winter.
Picton. The industrial looking building in the foreground is the ferry terminal for the Wellington ferry.
This is a pukeko! One of my favorite silly NZ birds.
Watching pukekos is a lot like watching chickens, so I guess you have to be kind of a nerd like me to appreciate them.
Just a fraction of the shoreline in Marlborough
Just a fraction of the mailboxes in Marlborough! There must be an underground contest or something…

We cant wait to go back in the summer and do some serious riding and hiking. Theres several long backpacking adventures to be had in this region as well.

When I have a bit more time I’ll post about our whale watching adventures in Kaikoura- a very awesome experience indeed.

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1 Comment

  • Reply Anonymous August 20, 2013 at 10:38 am

    Looks like a great trip, especially the seals! I hope to go back there in the summer too!

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