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2nd January
written by Hazel
Yesterday we went to the Moeraki Boulders.  They were pretty cool and surprisingly round.  Lots of tourists, but we still had a nice walk on the beach.

Justin on a Moeraki Boulder

 Then we went out to the lighthouse at Moeraki where they have a hide set up (complete with binoculars!) and watched the penguins coming back from their day of fishing.  They were Yellow-Eyed Penguins which are quite rare and endangered, and we were lucky enough to spot 4 of them in about 45 minutes!  So cool to watch them hop the rocks and waddle up to their nests on land.

Yellow-Eyed Penguin

 In Dunedin today.  Heading down to the Catlans tomorrow.


  1. Nigel Ball

    Very sweet. I’m envious.

  2. Aunt Kathy

    I can’t quite figure who looks better on a rock, Justin or the penguin.

  3. Nigel Ball

    P.S. Clarification: I was referring to the penguin, although Justin is equally charming in a non-flightless bird kind of way.
    Yours moustachelessly,

  4. PC

    I zoomed in and I find the yellow eyes kinda disturbing. I somehow expect to find out the penguin is part of some evil plot masterminded by a dolphin in some offshore base determined to create a global mackerel shortage. I mean, you can tell a lot from the eyes.

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