So it was a two long days of bus travel, a night in Christchurch at a rank hostel (Cokers) where 2 girls got their bags broken into and expensive stuff stolen.... gutted. and i had to share a room with 3 girls who actually lived in the room which had 3 bunkbeds and the biggest stnch in the world...ever! then i stayed in Kaikoura again, this time we did some wine tasting, followed by wine consumption.... what? it was nice! then on the way up to catch ferry at Picton we stopped at a baby seal colony by the sea, but in the forest at the bottom of a little waterfall. there were about 30 of the little things.... yes, pictures to follow. you could get so close they almost came up to touch you.... looking at you with their big eyes! then the ferry ride over was pretty average (average - a word that the kiwis use and actually mean 'rubbish) anyway i'm at jacko's now, in wellington and am about to go to find a real kiwi bird at the zoo..... i'll let you know how it goes.