Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Seal Colony

I'm on holiday in the South Island for the next week or so, so it's all holiday snaps for the moment... After a surprisingly calm ferry crossing from North to South Islands we drove down to Christchurch. Stopping on the way to check out the Ohau Point seal colony north of Kaikoura, which is booming. I've never seen so many seals before including lots of babies. We stood for ages watching adults sunbathe like big furry slugs while the little ones cavorted and frolicked on the rocks and in the waves. A mother and babe played a long game of chase before the mum flopped down in exhaustion and the youngster went off to play with the other kids. Familiar family dynamics!

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