WE HAVE UPLOADED VIDEOS OF THE DOLPHINS AND WHALES.... GO CHECK THEM OUT!!!!
Hope you are all ok
We are now in Kaikoura...which Kirsty thinks is the best place in the world. While you were all Sleeping, we were having an amazing experience .....
SWIMMING WITH A POD OF 600 DUSKY DOLPHINS
We Donned our wetsuits (preparing ourselves for the freezing water) and boarded our boat in search of a few dolphins. Little did we know that you would see the dolphins from a mile off, all jumping out of the water.... As you can imagine 600 big fish (i know there mammals) make a lot of splash.... It was not difficult to see them!
As we approached the pod of dolphins, we were really excited as this was one of Kirsty's life long dreams.
The boat took us ahead of the massive pod and we jumped in of the back, it wasn't long before the pod caught up with us..... suddenly dolphin fins were all around us, jumping and playing in the water.... and under us.
It was an exhilarating experience. As the dolphins moved on we boarded the boat and raced ahead to the front of the pod to do it all over again...... In the end we did this 5 times. So we got about 45 minutes in the water with them.
Our last dive had to be the best as we both had some playfull dolphins who circle you and when you circle with them they get all excited and race around you before diving down
...... by that time your too dizzy to chase them.
The experience was topped of by being able to watch all the pod in their glory jump and swim in front of us.
the Dusky dolphins are known as the "Acrobatics of the sea" Some of our videos which are loading on show the dolphins doing back flips... Which is impressive and doing side flops as well.
which went down well with a hot chocolate and a ginger nut....... the sea was a little wavey!!
what a day to have...... and guess what we are going whale watching tomorrow.......... Its not a bad life this travelling business.
Love Kirsty and Lee