Potpourri 3 - New Zealand
|Near Dunedin, NZ
|Penguin Place rehabilitation facility, for the rare yellow-eyed penguin.
|To view the yellow-eyed penguin during the molt, you walk into a disguised bunker so the penguins won't try to hide (and expend energy they need to regrow their feathers, since they don't eat during this molting period).
|The tunnel to the viewing stations.
|Caroline just ran up the steepest residential street in the world, Baldwin Street. And she's smiling!
|Fellow travelers looking for adventures in Dunedin. Great traveling companions!
|Grounds at Larnach Castle, Dunedin, NZ's only castle.
|Taiaroa Head lighthouse at entrance to the Otago Peninsula, with ship's shadow on the headlands. This is also a nesting site for northern royal albatrosses.
|In Akaroa, looking for the trailhead for Childrens Bay Farm Walkway.
|Childrens Walkway, about a 3 hour round trip. Caroline is listening to a Tui.
|Turn a corner, and the Childrens Walkway surprises you with unexpected sculptures!
|Beautiful country surrounding Akaroa. The Celebrity Solstice can just be seen over my left shoulder.
|Giant's Place, Akaroa.
|To enter the wildlife sanctuary Zealandia, you have to shake your bag to check for insects, then pass through two doors of the predator and rat-proof fence. Stuart is showing Deb and Caroline the way! Wellington, NZ.
|Zealandia bio-security bag check instructions. There's a volunteer standing there to make sure you comply.
|And our day in Wellington started off with meeting new friends!
|Caroline didn't see me sneaking a peek as she stood near the bow and practiced her yoga as we were leaving Wellington.
|Arriving at Picton, NZ
|Mountain biking outside Picton, on the way to the Snout.
|Contemplating the world from the Snout after a hard ride.