Good evening all,
Busy but exhilarating few days. On Tuesday we travelled via the Inter Islander Ferry from Wellington on the North Island to Picton on the South. Very chilly day, the boat was awesome... even had wobbly sea legs that night going to bed!
Along the South Islands beautiful east coast, on our drive from Picton to Hanmer Springs we spotted seals lazing on the beach. We were fortunate enough to stop and walk down to them. There were even babies playing in the rock pools. We thought it was amazing, although we chose not to risk getting too close.
We had the pleasure of having our own personal tour guide Dave - our fellow NZ scholar - introduce us to the world famous "Kaikoura Seafood BBQ".
Wednesday saw a day of conferences and on Thursday we travelled from down the west coast to Reefton, where we caught up with local policemen - Taye Pugh
Had conference at Reeftons "Blacks Point Museum" and then returned to Hanmer Springs for the night. Absolutely spectacular scenery and even a little snow on the mountain peaks!
Two more days in NZ before we head to Brazil.
Catch you later, Rob