This is a the view of Kaikoura from the Look Out, which is on top of the towns water tanks. We spent the weekend there with family and friends. It was a great get away weekend, and at just 2.5 hours drive from home it is not too hard to even get there.
Once you get there, what do you do? Well, some people go whale watching and hiking, fishing, relaxing was on the top of our list. Plus, we're cheapskates and tend to go for the family-friendly free stuff!
Don't forget to embiggen the photos to click on them. I shall take my giggles to another room.
We wandered about until we found some seals to take photos of. You might recall an earlier post I did on visiting Kaikoura, well here's another obligingly posed seal.
We also took time out to look for a holiday home for Owen over at the Magic Lantern Show. I think he would like the indoor/outdoor flow of this place....
On our last evening there, after a few bottles of Veuve and some red wine to boot, we had decided it would be grand to haul ourselves outta bed to watch the sunrise. Great idea at the time, but 3 of us managed to do it. 5.30am saw us down at the Seal Colony, and the promise of a sunrise in the distance.
A few fishing boats were also up and about and I think you will be able to see one of them in the photo below...breathtaking, I really should watch the sun rise more often!
Of course, once we had watched the sun come up we were on quite a bit of a high so I dragged my friends off to the local cemetery for the obligatory tomb shot. This one was already trying to shake off it's overnight shawl...
On the way home, passed a place where holiday makers store their caravans. And this cross for Chris, who won't holiday again.
We also visited the old Fyffe House. This place was great to visit, the kids were NOT impressed by the out house but it was a good way to show them how things have changed over the years. I also thought it would be fun to do this...