Ashburton and Oamaru so far

We stopped in Ashburton for a night and stayed with Karen’s friends Dale and Dick, it was awesome to catch up and also see the workings of a massive farm.

Last night we stayed in Oamaru and yesterday we went to Bushy Beach in the hope of seeing some endangered yellow eyed penguins.  When we first got there we saw some penguins swimming in the water and then walking up the shore to their nests from a distance, and we thought we were lucky to see that.  But then we looked over and the penguins had come right up the bank and we were able to stand about 2 metres away from one pair for about an hour and watch them.  It was so amazing to be that close to these birds in the wild. To see our photos of the Penguins click here.

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