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Jay Lake
Date: 2013-08-06 08:08
Subject: [travel] Driving to Wellington, NZ, day five - baby seals, WWI aircraft and the ferry ride
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Yesterday we drove from Kaiokoura, NZ to Picton, NZ, then took the Bluebridge ferry over to Wellington to end up at the home of our hosts [info]danjite and [info]khaybee.

Beautiful coastline. Wonderful scenery. A really cool aviation museum at Omaka, NZ.

And seals.

Baby seals.

The most adorable thing I have ever seen in my life, by an order of magnitude. At Ohau Point there is a seal colony. The seal colony pups swim up a nearby stream to play in the pool at the bottom of a waterfall there. And... wow...


It is one of the most unbelievable things I have ever seen.

Then one of them came out of the water to inspect me, eventually sniffing my leg.


Oh, wow.

So, yeah. Baby seals. This alone is worth the cost and hassle to getting to New Zealand. It was an almost transcendent experience.

As usual, more at the Flickr set.

Photos and videos © 2013, Joseph E. Lake, Jr.

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The Empress of Ice Cream
User: icecreamempress
Date: 2013-08-05 21:38 (UTC)
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These are amazing. Thank you for sharing them!
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User: threeoutside
Date: 2013-08-05 23:36 (UTC)
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Oh, wow, that's just one big puddle 'o' joy there, innit? Thanks for sharing that BIG BIG grin!
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User: scarlettina
Date: 2013-08-06 03:09 (UTC)
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Great pics, Jay. What a wonderful thing. I'm diggin' the selfies in the Flickr set, and I've decided that you need to grow your mustache so that you can curl its ends. Really, it would look smashing. :-)
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mlerules: beach
User: mlerules
Date: 2013-08-06 04:44 (UTC)
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User: shelly_rae
Date: 2013-08-06 06:29 (UTC)
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Wow! That is very cool. Seals always seem a mite melancholy but this fellow just seems curious. Thank you.
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Agent Mimi
User: agent_mimi
Date: 2013-08-06 13:11 (UTC)
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Aw, that pic is great, and the videos even better. Thanks for uploading them so quickly!
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