Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Maud Island

We just had the most fantastic weekend.... we headed off into the sounds on Friday, and going into the sounds is always exciting and we always have a great time, but this time it was especially exciting.
Rob's parents had given us a very generous and very special christmas present this year.... a trip for all of us to Maud Island, a sanctuary island at the top of the sounds, including a scenic boat trip !!!
We have been excited about this for a  few weeks now, and enjoyed doing a bit of research about what we would find when we got there.

Early Saturday morning we set off to catch the boat.... it was a long trip out to the island and we loved every bit of it.
We were treated to a great tour around the Kenepuru and Pelorus sounds, stopping to look at a big ship wreak, historic homesteads, a shag colony , seals, and the most amazing Gannet colony (which was such an experience to get so close to them).....

And the kids had a great time on the boat with their cousins.
Beautiful day, incredible scenery, happy people....... just the best....

To be cont......

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