Well, it was Conisbee weather in Wellington, absolutely chucking it down. We weren't able to see the scenic views from the InterIslander ferry as we crossed the Cook Strait. The Coastal Pacific Railway is supposed to be one of the world's most scenic. It probably would be if it wasn't raining, however the vinyards and farmland we passed through looked like they needed it. Kaikoura is a pretty little town known for crayfish, seals and whale watching. Yesterday was a museum day, as it was dry inside, but today has only been drizzle so we've been able to walk to the promontory and seen a seal (in the carpark)! This was the area settled by the whalers in the 1840s so there were old quays to explore. The earthquake in 2016 lifted all this area by between a metre and 3m so the seals can no longer haul themselves out here. The newly dry land can be seen all around the coast, as well as rockfalls which demolished about half of the shops. Some are now in shipping containers and some are still being rebuilt. We saw some.of the damage to railway lines and roads on our way in. The town was completely cut off and 1600 tourists had to be evacuated by the Navy, leaving their cars inthe town until the road was cleared.