Some words of wisdom spotted outside the vets in Kaitaia. He clearly has to handle something more formidable than your average rabbit. Picturing a caged lion in there getting a root canal or something!
So now we’re finding it quite poinient on our last night before the big day ( being dropped off at the remote tip of a country in the wind and rain! ). So wish us luck… We might need it :)
In a way I guess you could say we’ve run away from the world for a bit. But as the big drop-off day draws closer I think the alternate meaning is resonating more ;)
Aside from Steven Sea-gall we’ve been followed all this way from 90mile beach by a curious fellow with a long orange beak. Now, being foreign explorers in the wilderness without people in the know to question, we’ve been slowing bequeathing names to all the inquisitive fauna. So as well as ‘our Steve’, we have the SID (Steven In Disguise), Pete the Penguin, Daffyd the Duck, and Tony as frequent stalkers / compadres.
Tony, as it happens, turns out to be an endangered Oyster Catcher. And he does nee like you going near his nest… He goes flippin’ mental to be precise. These two crazed Tonies were chasing me down the beach squeaking their beaks off. Backing away slowly to grab a quick snap, but just fast enough to avoid the shell peircing face-weaponry – I think cute little Tony could have your toe off in a jiffy if he so wanted.