Picton, swimming with dolphins

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Just before sunrise


This day would be a very long day. We had a wake-up call at 4 am.... I can tell you that is early. We had an appointment somewhere at 5 am to get dressed for swimming with the dolphins. I did not join the group, i am just a observer and therefor have to take pictures with 5 camera's around my neck :) I had to wait outside the building with a few others while they were changing clothes. So we had the opportunity to saw the sunrise. It was just an half our sailing. A part of the group dived into the water and swam between the dolphins. A few of them returned just after 1 minute because of the cold water. I think no one has touched a dolphin.
Whilst sailing there were a lot of dolphins in front of the boat. Just amazing to see how they adjust there speed with the boat.

Dolphins in front of the boat
Just standing at the front of the boat I had a perfect view of the dolphins. We were back at 9:30. Normally a time you would wake up during your holiday. But it was really worth it.
After sending messages home through email, we got to the harbor again for a tour to see whales. We stept on the boat and were sailing out again. It was not the best tour that day, because we saw just one spermwhale. This ended at 5 pm. We had to pack our backs again, because we are going to do the Outer Queen Charlotte track the next two days, so only a small backpack is allowed. The big luggage is going on another boat which we will see again in 2 days.
That evening I had just Fish and chips with Jos, Jan and our tourleader Wai. We ended that evening in an Irish pub and met a nice girl Kate. She was a backpacker and was there already 1 week or so. We had a lot of fun that evening and a lot of cocktails...

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Just before sunrise
Just before sunrise
Dolphins in front of the boat
Dolphins in front of the boat
Just before sunrise 5 Oclock..
Just before sunrise 5 O'clock..
Before sunrise.
Before sunrise.
The mountains have colors
The mountains have colors
Sunrise !
Sunrise !
Lovely girl
Lovely girl
Getting ready for snorkling
Getting ready for snorkling
Paul
Paul
Snorkling in very cold water!
Snorkling in very cold water!
Dolphins in front of the boat
Dolphins in front of the boat
A lot of dolphins.
A lot of dolphins.
People snorkling.
People snorkling.
First ones out the water. Too cold
First ones out the water. Too cold
Looking for dolphins.
Looking for dolphins.
End of the dolphintrip.
End of the dolphintrip.
A whale.
A whale.
Lovely Kate in the Irish pub :)
Lovely Kate in the Irish pub :)
Leaving Picton.
Leaving Picton.
Picton
photo by: glennisnz