Got to see the penguins and they were really good.....all 200 came out of the water in groups of 20/30 like as if they were on que......walked straight in front of the viewing gallery to thier nesting homes. Great shame couldnt take any pictures, but there you go.
Stayed in Oamaru the night and then got up early and back in the car and off to Dunedin, about a 1.5 hour drive. When I got there didnt feel like the brewery tour, as had been told the Albatross Conversation centre was the place to go, so I went there instead.
It was an hour drive down the Otogo peninsula, which makes Dundedin bay and a real nice drive. Its the only place int he world where albatross stay on land inhabited by humans to breed and rear their chicks. It was a really interetsing tour with videos, knowledgeable guides and the centrepiece was being taken out to the headland to see these magnificent birds. As they were currently taking it in turns (male and female) to fish and look after the egg, we saw a few take off. Amazing. they have such huge wingspans they cant just fly like simple birds, they have to launch themselves off a cliff face like a hang glider....brilliant. got some picture so check them out! the best bit was finding out that when the chick grow up and leave...they leave for 4-5 years to the artic circle and never touch land at all in this time. How cool is that!
After the Albatross centre i crove down toward the "Caitlins" and stayed in a beach side hut in Kaka Point.....slept a total of 6 people and was like a Cornish chalet from my old days!
Fantastic view of the beach and sea and with a pub within a 5 min walk I was in heaven for the evening......