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Last day on South Island

March 12, 2015

SealKaikoura peninsulaWhalebone archesFyffe houseIan found an unusual subject to photograph on our last day in the South Island – a seal taking up two spaces in the peninsula car park at Seal Point. He did not seem to mind the tourists.

We walked along the peninsula in search of seals, dolphins and whales, and were fortunate enough to spot the first two.

We then used my English Heritage pass to visit Fyffe house, which is the only house in the world to be built on whale bones. It is painted a shade of pink created by mixing red and white lead with whale oil.

Our final walk of the day was through the whalebone arches in the garden of Memories. Quite unusual but much smaller in size than the whalebone arch in Whitby.

All that remains now is for us to drive the last 100kms or so to catch the ferry at Picton to start the second leg of our journey around the North Isand. Am looking forward to the geothermal sites of interest.

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