Kaikoura – Part 3

After lunch, we drove around to Point Kean, to the south side of town. The weather was perfect for early December (i.e. Early summer).

Seal viewing at Point Kean

Around the point, we passed a remnant of an old homestead. I’m guessing the sea level has risen quite a bit since it was first built.

Seal viewing at Point Kean

And it we didn’t have to go far to see our first seal. These are all New Zealand fur seals, and can be found on rocky shores throughout mainland New Zealand, the Chatham Islands, and the sub-Antarctic islands, as well as parts of Australia.

Seal viewing at Point Kean

These seals were pretty used to humans, and other animals too, it seems.

Seal viewing at Point Kean

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