|Driftwood sculpture on Hokitika Beach|
|Jade carver at work|
|The Kea can be vicious!|
|Beautiful scenery on the drive to Kaikoura|
The company does not entice the dusky dolphins by using sound or food and it is not guaranteed that the dolphins will come freely, so we were delighted when we were told to jump in the water and go snorkelling alongside them. As soon as we were in the water, the dolphins were swimming up to us; some of them scooting past so quickly and closely that I thought they were going to swim into me! It was amazing to see, especially when they circled around, keeping eye-contact.
|Dolphins swimming ahead of the boat|