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From seals to lavender to whales, Kaikoura has it all!

[It's been too long since I've written]

Way back in December, we started the day with a coastal walk that lead us down to the beach and a seal colony of about 55 seals just chillin' on the beach. There were no fences or anything, you just had to be respectful of them, and we enjoyed just sitting in the sun with them, listening to their noises and watching them.

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Then we strolled through some lavender gardens. Which of course, smelled amazing.
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This was followed by very rough seas and whale watching success. I can't say how high the waves were, but they were certainly the highest I've been out on. We stopped a couple times to listen to where the whales were and then headed in that direction. We finally found a sperm whale!

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Posted by smr1188 17:23 Archived in New Zealand Tagged new_zealand roadtrip south_island

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