Back in the week before Christmas, we spent about 23 hours driving down to Canterbury from Auckland. Now, those of you who live in New Zealand know that it doesn’t actually take that long to get there. It’s about 8-9 hours to Wellington, about 3 on the ferry across Cook’s Straight, and then about 5 hours from Picton to Christchurch/Canterbury area. That only makes about 17ish hours, give or take. And normal people would stop for an overnighter in Wellington or in Picton even. But not us.
Nope. We had a 3:30am ferry crossing. So we left Auckland at about 9am on a Monday, go to Wellington in time for dinner, then sat around for hours until the ferry crossing at 3:30am. Straight off the ferry we headed for a classy McD’s brekky, then headed 5 hours to Canterbury.
And here we get to the point of this post. New Zealand has some fantastic wildlife, and one of the more popular tourist (and local!) attractions is the seal colony on the Kaikoura Coast. You can pop out of your car and snap some pictures … but seals can be vicious, so don’t get to close if you’re headed down there. I thought today I’d just share some of the pictures I took of the hilarious animals. Unfortunately I only had one lens on me, so didn’t get as close as I would have liked. However, you get the idea. Many seals.
You can see these on my photography Facebook page also: Anjali Kay Photography.