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Monday, March 6, 2017

Kapiti Island day trip

Mish and Judy on Kapiti looking north east to the mainland.

Day trip to a local bird sanctuary, Kapiti Island, last Friday. Nice day. It's about a 25 minute boat ride over, then we sauntered about half way up, the main hill, had a picnic watching hihi at a feeder, then came down and loitered on the beach for a bit. Saw a few birds - kereru (our chunky wood pigeons), robins, weka, kakariki, hihi, tui of course.

Here's a windblown weka at the beach, foraging for a snack.

Back of a paua shell.

Stopped at Paekakariki for a coffee on the way home, then took Jude into the bustling Friday night food market in Cuba Street, and dessert (by demand) at Floridita's. City full of half full uni students; so easy to spot the first years: not enough clothes and too much sass.

Packed Judy off on the Saturday morning ferry to Picton and her latest South Island adventure across the top of the island.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Carol and Michelle for excellent hospitality and a fun day at Kapiti and the Cuba Street market. Quince produce was yummy and much appreciated. Jude