We got to Kaikoura to here some bad news; 35 knott wind expected for the next day-so it didn't look good for our planned activities. That aside we had a catch up (drink) with Kelly and Nigel and the kids; stayed at the campsite in Goose Bay, then headed home the next day (in the rain!)
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Kaikoura again. Catching up with Kelly and Nigel who have done wonders to thier dive shop and are busy as with the summer season fast approaching. Aside from popping round every so often (most days) and bothering them, I've seen a lot of Kailoura on foot-the walks around here are beautiful; you can toddle off to the seals down on the penninsula or loose yourself in the inlets in the many bays around here that used to be whaling stations, there's lots of nautica...
Finally made it to Nigel and Kellys... The ferry sailed on time and after a rough crossing docked at Picton. On the way down to Kiakoura we stopped at a nice winery to do some 'tasting', apparently they do lots of that here! The scenery on the way down was stunning, very green and hilly, I could just imagine hobbits and the like running about in front of us. Kiakoura is a small township but spread out quite a bit along the coast and ending at a peninsula where ...