On Christmas day we spent time in Port Chalmers. The sail away was beautiful with fine weather – very different from the last time we were there when the peninsula was covered with fog and visibility was nil!
The scenery was gorgeous – blue skies and this group of people cheering and waving as the cruise ship sailed past.
This is me seeing the sights and waving back…
You get an idea of the scenery. New Zealand really is pretty. I hope you all get an opportunity to visit one day.
The Otago peninsula is special because it’s the only mainland colony of the Royal Albatross. Hubby took some awesome long range photos of the albatross on their nesting sites.
An albatross flies for long distances across the seas and oceans, but they always return to the same place and the same partner. Isn’t that romantic?
A matched pair…yes, I think that’s romantic.
At the farthest point of the peninsula there is a lighthouse, shown below.
The endangered yellow-eyed penguin also makes its home on the Otago peninsula, although we didn’t see any of those.
Is New Zealand on your bucket list? As me some questions or tell me where you’d like to visit first when you come.