#47 - a day of non-whale-watching in kaikoura

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Jumping picture attempt #1.

I can't believe I'm actually up-to-date on my blog!  It probably won't last long - but for now I can revel in it!  :)

Today, we were scheduled to go on the 12:15pm whale-watching trip.  We got up, got some coffee, and then headed over to see what the chances were that the trip was going to go out.  A southerly had come in the night before (which means COLD since Antartica is what is south of NZ & where the weather was comign from!) & it was cold & rainy & foggy.  They told us to check back again around 12:15pm so we went into town for brekkie.  We went to the Why Not Cafe...I mean, why not.  :)

We headed back to the hostel to just hang out & chill until we heard what the verdict was.

Jumping picture attempt #2.
  As we suspected, our trip was canceled, so we booked ourselves on the 4pm trip.  So, again, we had to wait.  This is how I'm up to date on my blog!!  The Lazy Shag has the BEST internet ever.  It's super easy to upload pictures & I was able to get up to date sooooo easily.  It was so much fun to not have to wait around forever for my pictures to upload.  Anyway, we were supposed to call back at 2:30 to see what our chances were for the 4pm one.  SO - we called - and again, we were denied.  :(  So, we decided to drown our sorrows in some fish & chips.  I actually hadn't had a proper fish & chips yet - so I was excited!  (I think I'm still full though & it's  hours later!)  Belinda & I decided we would sign up for a trip tomorrow, so we are now booked on the 6:45 am trip.
Jumping picture attempt #3.
  UGH.  It was either that or 1pm, so we are going to go for it! 

After our fush & chups (that's how it's pronounced) - A.J. left to go back to Sumner.  Bummer that he couldn't go on the trip with us - he had to get back for work tomorrow. 

So, Belinda & I decided to roam around the streets & do a little shopping.  Got a cute little t-shirt & did lots of window shopping.  We went to the i-Site to check out the weather forecast for tomorrow & there was a big sun, so we are crossing our fingers!!!  :)

Now, we are just hanging out again at the Lazy Shag - doing some e-mail - we're going to make a nice, healthy meal for dinner (bought some salad stuff at New World) and get to bed early since we have a crazy early day tomorrow!

Wish us luck!!!  We are hoping to get on that whale watching trip & see some whales!

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Jumping picture attempt #1.
Jumping picture attempt #1.
Jumping picture attempt #2.
Jumping picture attempt #2.
Jumping picture attempt #3.
Jumping picture attempt #3.
Jumping picture attempt #4.
Jumping picture attempt #4.
A.J. & Belinda with her wings.
A.J. & Belinda with her wings.
Kaikoura Fish & Chips!
Kaikoura Fish & Chips!
A.J. and Belinda eating fish & chi…
A.J. and Belinda eating fish & ch…
Me & my chippies.
Me & my chippies.
Me & A.J.
Me & A.J.
That was the extent of our whale w…
That was the extent of our whale …
Weather forecast for tomorrow - SU…
Weather forecast for tomorrow - S…
Another one of the rental vans tha…
Another one of the rental vans th…
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