Hello! We are in Christchurch now, been here for a week now. We had a nice time in Dunedin, went out to the Otago Peninsula (even though the weather was terrible!) and went to Sandfly Beach (where there were actually no sandflies, thank god!) and we saw some sealions. You don't really see them till the last minute, they are disguised on the beach, but they are huge!! Obviously Jack wanted to get some close up looks at them, so he had a few moments where one of them growled at him for getting too close and he had to run!! Got some good pictures though. I really wanted to see some penguins, but we didn't see any that day.
After Dunedin we stopped in a small place called Oamaru. On the way there we stopped at Shag Point, so Jack could get a picture... We stayed the night in Oamaru and we actually saw some penguins there. We were told the best time to go was just before sunset when they all come in from the water and they sleep on land for the night. We waited for ages, but sure enough they came in one by one. We were quite far away, your not allowed to go on the beach because it might frighten them but we got some good views. They are the coolest creatures the way they surf in from the shore and then waddle up to the trees! Oamaru was a bit quiet, and stuck back in 1920, but it was a nice little town!
We drove to Christcurch the next day to concentrate on selling the car. 20 posters and dropping the price $300 and we sold it today for $900!!! Which is good because the market is very slow at the moment, and we paid $1000 so we only lost $100 - we can live with that! We have another week in Christchurch and then flying to Auckland on 29th August (the day after Jack's birthday!) to spend the weekend with Helen and James (actually some of Jacqui's friends who we've met up with a few times!) They have a lovely floor that we can sleep on till we get our flight on 1st September to Indonesia. We fly into Bali and are so looking forward to some warm weather, cheap eats, beer and accommodation!
Probably won''t be any more blogs till then, but there will be loads starting in September - on the condition that people are actually still looking at this, I need comments and stuff!!! Come on people, it doesn't take long to write a small comment!!
Hope everyone is well,
Linsey and Jack xxx