Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Our Picton Trip

Hi Everyone.  It's been a while but I have been busy I promise even though this post is a non crafting one.  Last weekend myself and my Two Favourite Little People (who are catching me up fast now) took a trip on the Inter Island Ferry to Picton where we hoped to go swimming with the dolphins.  It was all Tayla's idea and of course she rang G'ma to ask if we could do it.  So I got on the Internet and got it all organised.  We left early on Friday morning and as you can see from the photos is was just the perfect day.  It started out a little cool especially outside on the boat but once we were safely in Picton boy was it hot!!! We found playgrounds and swimming pools to heat us up and then cool us down again afterwards.  Saturday was THE day.  Another early start - plenty of time needed to wriggle ourselves into our wet suits!  There were about ten of us on the tour and we searched all over for the dolphins.  We found some little Hector's dolphins who put on a spectacular show for us which was great.  Because they are endangered we were not allowed to get into the water with them but we sure did enjoy seeing them.  As for the other 5 species which we would have been allowed to swim with - well I'm afraid they just didn't want to play on Saturday which was a shame.  We did see lots of fur seals too but sadly no dolphins!  The weather was glorious and we spent the afternoon playing mini golf and visiting the aquarium.  Sunday morning and the sun STILL shining.  More fun at the playground, riding the miniature train and sailing boats on the boating pool before catching the afternoon ferry back to Wellington.  What a great weekend we had together.  We laughed so much at times that my tummy hurt.  They are such special kids and I am a very lucky G'ma to have them.

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