Our itinerary from Aspire Down Under listed one activity:
Up at 7:15 and waiting for the van at 8:15, we anticipated a day filled with wild adventure, and we weren’t disappointed! No, this wasn’t our boat but was one we sidled up to, looking at the birds who’ve made it their home for the past dozen years. Loved the mossy green stuff!
Our tour guides Brandon and Neil, who worked for Discovery Channel and Natl. Geographic,wove the boat in and out of coves and small places while I crossed my fingers that Don wouldn’t get seasick (which he didn’t!!). Here’s what we saw:
White fronted terns
Red Billed Gulls
Black Backed Gulls
New Zealand Fur Seals
New Zealand Sea Lions
Northern Royal Albatross
White capped Albatross
So if you want to see pictures, ask Mr. Google! We just lived in the moment, enjoyed watching the dolphins play with our boat, while the albatrosses flew overhead.
It actually got really cold out there, and as I watched Don’s pallor change from rosy to yellowish, I was afraid he was in for trouble. But he held on, and made it to shore.
Adventure number 1 of the day in the books! Next blog, next adventure.