Sunday, December 7, 2008

Completing our trip to Otago Harbour

A clear sky and no wind, just what we needed to kayak the remaining 40km to reach the Otago Harbour. Left St Clair at 7am with perfect sea conditions. After rounding Cape Saunders we stopped at Papanui beach for lunch with several yellow eyed penguins who made their way past us on their way to feed their chicks nested in the hills backing onto the beach. Good conditions continued and we were soon rounding Taiaroa Head to land on the beach below the DOC albatross centre. While we were kayaking around Taiaroa Head it was great to view two albatross that flew close by after taking off from the breeding colany.

At 4pm Margaret arrived with our vehicle and it didn't take long to load up & start off to Tony Linburg's home for a clean up, meal and a good nights' sleep. Special thanks to Tony from Watercooled Sports for his support during the later part of our trip.

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