Picton, New Zealand.

010 View of Picton from Lookout

Picton is a small seaside town which serves as the southern hub of the ferry service between the
South Island and North Island of New Zealand. Picton sits at the south end of the Queen Charlotte

009 Marlborough Sounds, Picton

Queen Charlotte Sound and the Marlborough Sounds are a series of submerged valleys at the north
end of the South Island. The scenery here is spectacular.

011 Marlborough Sounds, Picton

Paia Lookout, Kaikoura, New Zealand.

Kaikoura is a town on the north-eastern coast of the South Island of New Zealand.
It’s a place where people go to watch whales, fur seals and dolphins.  We didn’t see any whales or dolphins, but we did see plenty of seals on the rocks.

002 Seals at Paia Lookout, Kaikoura

It’s a beautifully rugged coastline where the road hugs the coast quite closely, with high cliffs on the other side.

003 Seals at Paia Lookout, Kaikoura

We caught these two taking a bath.

004 Seals at Paia Lookout, Kaikoura

This fellow was quite curious and came closer to have a look at us, too.

001 Seals at Paia Lookout, Kaikoura