Why yes, I would like a cocktail before takeoff
Ann selecting from the wine list
Seat controls or alien petroglyph?
Sunrise somewhere over the Pacific
My sweet new mini laptop for writing and managing pictures
We started a Koala of the Day email list. This is #1
Circular Quay ferry terminal
Sydney Opera House
View from Yorung Point
Bats hanging in the trees in the botanical garden. They were everywhere.
Another Koala of the Day shot
Somehow I think this would not happen in the US.
Ann and Mom with the sitck bug at Sydney Wildlife World
Skink. Evolution gone wrong.
Fun facts (and another KOD)!
Mmm. Delish. KOD.
Eucalyptus is a very low energy food.
Pretty early on we realized that the rest of the trip was in New Zealand where there were no koalas for the KOD email so we started diversifying to kangaroos.
Wrought iron everywhere in Paddington.
First glimpse of New Zealand
Cathedral Square in Chirstchurch
Ice ice, baby?
Punting on the Avon River
Mom the bus driver
Goose Bay on the way to Kaikoura
Whachoo talkin' 'bout Ann?
Seal seaweed scrub
The group checking out the seals. From Jon Imhoof.
Tide pools in South Bay Kaikoura
From Jon Imhoof
Seaward Kaikoura Mountains
The group making our way to the bus
Hiking into some native bush
Heading out to swim with the dusky dolphins off Kaikoura
One of these mammals does not belong here. From Jon Imhoof.
Our apartments in Kaikoura. From Jon Imhoof
Town of Kaikoura
The Marlborough wine region
Picnic at the winery
Life on the bus
Flying a kite surfing trainer (2.5 meters). On my xmas list.
That's John flying the kite in the distance
Packing the bus
Pink Buddha waiting for the AquaTaxi
Split Apple Rock
Fall River (only accessible at high tide)
NZ Fur Seal
Shag Harbour (dry at low tide)
Getting off the AquaTaxi at Totaranui
Struttin' to Anapai
Ann keeps on truckin
Buddha at Anapai
Starting South towards Awaroa
My turn to carry the pack
Graffiti vans like this are for rent all over.
Requisite jumping on the beach picture for Meghan
Seagull eating a little blue penguin. Aww...
Mom crossing the estuary at low tide
Our room at Awaroa
Getting suited up to kayak at Oneatahuti Bay
Guide Alfe showing us a cave locals would hide from enemies in.
Kayaking Buddha at Bark Bay
The kayaks heading back on an AquaTaxi
Feeding the eels
“The Big One” approaching Ann's raw lamb from the left (in the tree shadow)
One of John's pictures of the eels
With trip leader John
Loading the AquaTaxi to leave Awaroa