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Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
« Reply #645 on: April 25, 2018, 09:54:12 AM »
Whale watching tomoz...
evil:  was cancelled when we drove all the way there
Sea was (unusually) dead calm today - hoping for the same tomoz...  scared2:
Lets hope so but we'll need pics please

We won't be uploading them from this hotel...  noooo:

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« Reply #646 on: April 25, 2018, 11:17:54 AM »
NZ Day 23


Blenheim to Kaikoura

Splendid day again…

Left the hotel after breckers and headed off to the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre (the P-40E is for sale, if anybody has a spare few millions lying around I could put a bid in for us... Oh, and my birthday is coming up too...).

The museum had the most amazing Stalingrad presentation – a 360 degree video show with commentary, simply amazing and incredibly moving...

After a few hours there we had the most wonderful drive South to Kaikoura… Sadly a camera (and amateur photographer) simply can’t capture the beauty of the scenery!

Checked into a lovely hotel on the shore front and headed into ‘town’ for  meal…

Whale watching tomorrow (although we have done a bit of that today too)...
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Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
« Reply #647 on: April 25, 2018, 02:15:47 PM »
NZ Day 23


Blenheim to Kaikoura

Splendid day again…

Left the hotel after breckers and headed off to the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre (the P-40E is for sale, if anybody has a spare few millions lying around I could put a bid in for us... Oh, and my birthday is coming up too...).

The museum had the most amazing Stalingrad presentation – a 360 degree video show with commentary, simply amazing and incredibly moving...

After a few hours there we had the most wonderful drive South to Kaikoura… Sadly a camera (and amateur photographer) simply can’t capture the beauty of the scenery!

Checked into a lovely hotel on the shore front and headed into ‘town’ for  meal…

Whale watching tomorrow (although we have done a bit of that today too)...

LL went for a dip in the pool?
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Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
« Reply #648 on: April 25, 2018, 04:13:21 PM »
NZ Day 23


Blenheim to Kaikoura

Splendid day again…

Left the hotel after breckers and headed off to the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre (the P-40E is for sale, if anybody has a spare few millions lying around I could put a bid in for us... Oh, and my birthday is coming up too...).

The museum had the most amazing Stalingrad presentation – a 360 degree video show with commentary, simply amazing and incredibly moving...

After a few hours there we had the most wonderful drive South to Kaikoura… Sadly a camera (and amateur photographer) simply can’t capture the beauty of the scenery!

Checked into a lovely hotel on the shore front and headed into ‘town’ for  meal…

Whale watching tomorrow (although we have done a bit of that today too)...
Great stuff

Quote of the week most excellent

LL looks like she’s recovering
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Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
« Reply #649 on: April 25, 2018, 04:20:49 PM »
There she blows  rubschin:

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Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
« Reply #650 on: April 25, 2018, 07:54:27 PM »
There she blows  rubschin:

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Tsk, tsk, tsk...  noooo:
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Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
« Reply #651 on: April 26, 2018, 08:30:13 AM »
Interwebz are slow... ::)

Great day, two Sperm whales, a pod of Pilot whales, seals and Albatrosses....

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« Reply #652 on: April 26, 2018, 08:31:43 AM »
Interwebz are slow... ::)

Great day, two Sperm whales, a pod of Pilot whales, seals and Albatrosses....

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« Reply #653 on: April 26, 2018, 08:49:36 AM »
Moar Pilot whales - they were so close to the boat you could stick a harpoon in them...  redface:

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« Reply #654 on: April 26, 2018, 08:53:32 AM »
A whalepoon ? rubschin:
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« Reply #656 on: April 26, 2018, 09:22:28 AM »
Last video...

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« Reply #657 on: April 26, 2018, 07:15:19 PM »
NZ Day 24


Whale watching in Kaikoura (Whale heavy album!)

Drove into town and had breakfast the off Whale watching!

An amazing trip, the photos really don’t do it justice at all (the video is marginally better). It was so exciting when the crew spotted the first spout and then, right in front of us a mahoosive Sperm Whale!

Then they got a call on the radio to the location of a pod of Pilot Whales which we watched for some time before getting a call to a second Sperm Whale sighting!

So in all we saw: -

2 x Sperm Whales
1 x huge pod of Pilot Whales
Seals
Albetrosses

It was awesome! Bizarrely Kaikoura used to be a whaling port and now they still make the majority of their income from the whales but in a different way…

Then after landing we drove up the road to the local seal sanctuary to get up close and personal with the locals...

After that a jug of beer and some food in front of a roaring log fire to finish the day.

Oh, and then I spilt a bottle of red wine on the floor of the bedroom...  redface:
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Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
« Reply #658 on: April 26, 2018, 07:59:23 PM »
NZ Day 24


Whale watching in Kaikoura (Whale heavy album!)

Drove into town and had breakfast the off Whale watching!

An amazing trip, the photos really don’t do it justice at all (the video is marginally better). It was so exciting when the crew spotted the first spout and then, right in front of us a mahoosive Sperm Whale!

Then they got a call on the radio to the location of a pod of Pilot Whales which we watched for some time before getting a call to a second Sperm Whale sighting!

So in all we saw: -

2 x Sperm Whales
1 x huge pod of Pilot Whales
Seals
Albetrosses

It was awesome! Bizarrely Kaikoura used to be a whaling port and now they still make the majority of their income from the whales but in a different way…

Then after landing we drove up the road to the local seal sanctuary to get up close and personal with the locals...

After that a jug of beer and some food in front of a roaring log fire to finish the day.

Oh, and then I spilt a bottle of red wine on the floor of the bedroom...  redface:
:thumbsup:   great ones - again

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What's the story with the amazing pile of stones on the beach?
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Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
« Reply #659 on: April 26, 2018, 08:09:18 PM »
NZ Day 24


Whale watching in Kaikoura (Whale heavy album!)

Drove into town and had breakfast the off Whale watching!

An amazing trip, the photos really don’t do it justice at all (the video is marginally better). It was so exciting when the crew spotted the first spout and then, right in front of us a mahoosive Sperm Whale!

Then they got a call on the radio to the location of a pod of Pilot Whales which we watched for some time before getting a call to a second Sperm Whale sighting!

So in all we saw: -

2 x Sperm Whales
1 x huge pod of Pilot Whales
Seals
Albetrosses

It was awesome! Bizarrely Kaikoura used to be a whaling port and now they still make the majority of their income from the whales but in a different way…

Then after landing we drove up the road to the local seal sanctuary to get up close and personal with the locals...

After that a jug of beer and some food in front of a roaring log fire to finish the day.

Oh, and then I spilt a bottle of red wine on the floor of the bedroom...  redface:
:thumbsup:   great ones - again

You ain't going to forget this holiday in a hurry are you


What's the story with the amazing pile of stones on the beach?

No, won't forget it for sure - and want to come back now...

Not sure what the pile of stones was about, they were just sort of 'there'... I'm amazed that no little sprog had knocked them over... ::)
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