The famous seal colony of Kaikora is about an hour walk from main town all along the coast, which is a beautiful long walk. It is interesting along the way with sea birds and the odd stray seal away from the rest of the group.
When arrive the tide is going out so can walk round the rocks, however that is still a challenge in itself and probably would have been better leaving it longer and walking over the penisula top first. But fun all the same once worked out the best places to climb over and put feet.
The first seal is asleep on the rocks and I love the way they sleep with their flippers tucked under their belly all neat and out the way. Some sleep upside down also cute. At the same bit a small seal is climbing over the rocks looking cute.
As I walk round to the main beach Whaler Beach, most of the seals are there laying out in the sun sleeping. Some are bit active trying get comfy or just restless who are entertaining to watch. There are a few right on the beach and careful not to get too close as they have big teeth and they make noises if you do. Most are on the rocks further out.
There are 2 more beach coves to walk around with a few more seals and the water looks so clear and blue against the white pebbles. There is a super cute seal on the rocks trying to get comfy to have a snooze and can’t. The way they tuck their flippers in is really cute and lucky enough to manage to film the seal.
As you come to the end that is where the walk for the penisular starts with some steps up to the top and it takes you back to the car park passing below all the beaches getting a great Ariel lookout view.
5th April 2016