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Atia Point

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  • Day73


    January 18, 2020 in New Zealand ⋅ 🌙 11 °C

    Our alarm went of at 5:00. We dressed up, had a cup of lemon flavoured yoghurt and walked the 5 minutes to the dolphin encounter office. It was still dark outside, silent and empty streets. But at the office was full of people ready for the tour. After waiting a couple of minutes in their café, we were led to a movie room to watch some scenic videos about Kaikoura. Probably to fill the time the swimmers needed to dress into their wetsuits. Once they were ready, we all got to view an instructional video about the tour. For the people who were snorkeling how to behave in the water, and for us and other watchers how to behave on the boat. Afterwards we were led to two busses which led us to two boats. That actually meant that the group sizes were quite small. Each boat carried only 16 swimmers and around 8 watchers.

    The search for dolphins began. The two boats took on a flank formation to maximise their line of sight. It didn't take very long before some dolphins were sighted jumping in the distance. Once there we went to the deck while the swimmers were released into the water. Some dolphins were immediately curious to discover the boat and swam around and under it. We didn't really know where to look. They were so many and they were incredibly playful. One really wanted to show off and did a complete round of jumping around the boat. It's hard to describe but the pure sight of them just made us happy and smile. The cool thing about this was that this was not in a controlled environment. These were wild dolphins.

    We were told that we were lucky because there were 3 kinds this morning while they usually see one or two: dusky dolphins, Héctor dolphins and common dolphins (if we remember correctly). We weren't so good in spotting the differences. We also tried asking them for a selfie with us but sadly they ignored that and just kept swimming and jumping around. So be it.

    After the tour it was still only 9 in the morning. We went back to the hostel for second breakfast and some resting.
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    Not a selfie? Outrageous. Hope you got half the price back. :-)

    Susanne and Machiel

    😂 We didn't. But we did end up not giving the dolphins a tip.

  • Dec15

    Kaikoura South Bay

    December 15, 2020 in New Zealand ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    After spending the night in Blenheim we drove towards Kaikoura. On the way we stopped at Ohau Point to watch the seals. Can you spot them in the first picture?!
    In Kaikoura we chilled on the beach for a bit and then headed to South Bay for lunch and a walk on the rocks.Read more

  • Day39

    Swimming with Dolphins

    April 18, 2016 in New Zealand ⋅ 🌙 11 °C

    Deswegen musste ich heute so früh raus 😇. Ich wollte mit den Delfinen schwimmen! Frei lebende, nicht angelockte, nicht trainierte oder sonst wie beeinflusste Delfine. Na vielleicht durch uns, die wir da im Wasser geschnorchelt haben. Im Dunkeln hin und im Grauen zurück. Das Wetter war nicht so besonders und die Wellen ziemlich schlimm. Ich habe ganz schön gekotzt! Ob nun vom Wellengang oder vom Wein des letzten Abends = egal!!!Read more

  • Day9

    Peninsula walkway

    January 6, 2020 in New Zealand ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Wenn man den Busfahrer falsch verstanden hat 😂 gab es halt eine extra runde zum laufen😂

    Irmgard Huppertz

    Grüß Dich Fee🤗. SCHÖNE AUFNAHMEN‼️, Dankeschön.Jetzt seid Ihr ja schon zu dritt😄, toll 👏, habt weiterhin eine gute, interessante Zeit ‼️🌏 und liebe Grüße 🤗

    Irmgard Huppertz

    🤗liebe Fee, irgendwo in den „unergründlichen Weiten des Alls“ ist mein gestriger Gruß an Dich „verschollen“🧐🧐.Darum heute noch einmal meine Begeisterung für die schönen Fotos und liebste Grüße🤗

    Vrena on tour

    Hallo Dankeschön 😘 so lieb von dir ❤️❤️

    Vrena on tour

    Dankeschön❤️ 😘 nur für kurze Zeit sind jetzt wieder zu zwei 😅


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