When we started this big adventure I’d read that the North Island was the subtropical one, and the South was more temperate. So I’d imagined the palm tree magic might be over by the time we got here. But no so! What a lush place for an elevensies snack bar wouldn’t you agree? I just had to pop my socks off and have a wade about in the cool waters. I saw a fish!… But it was only 5cms or so long. Not much meat on that for tea ;) We were joined again by our intelligent bird brained friends the Wekas. Once again coming to check us out and see if we had any tea spoons or shiny watches worth nicking. This poor fella only had one eye, but that didn’t slow him down. In fact I started to wonder if it was just a marketing ploy to make you feel sorry for him and put you off guard ;) You know these fellas can out-run rabbits and rip guinea pigs apart at the seams? Our Weka expert back at Owlcatraz said they hunt very much like the Velocoraptor’s in Jurassic Park… But I think he’s kinda charming… for an Evil Chicken
Our awesome time on the Queen Charlotte track continues. We normally have a 15min break at eleven, but today’s spot at Big Bay under the shade of this tree, watching the Tony Blackbirds (oyster catchers) was so bloody nice we stayed for an hour :)
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