After leaving Oamaru just after 9am we made our way to the Moeraki Boulders, unfortunately the tide was coming in so we didn’t see all of them, it was cold, misty, wet & did I say cold?
Took a few photos before leaving for Shag Point to hopefully see the yellow-eyed Penguins and Seals. On the way there I saw a lovely old apple tree near this house? so Thelma did a bit of scrumping and then she also found a banana-passionfruit vine full of ripening fruit, one of her favourites that is now considered a pest and no-longer seen very much except in out of the way places like this. Turns out the apples were all wormy but the banana-passionfruit are delicious, not many left!
The other fruit are Feijoas that were kindly given to use by the motel owner in Wanganui. When we arrived at Shag Point all we could find were a few seals including this one who looks like he was in the middle of his moult, would you believe the size of that seaweed he’s lying on?
Unfortunately no penguins to be seen so after taking a few photos of the seals, seagulls & shags we were on our way back to the main road when what should we see from a distance?
What looked to me like little growing trees although Louise thought they looked like birds, when I blew up the one & only photo I took there were our penguins, on the other side of the rocks where you couldn’t see them from the lookout (in the background)!!! PS It turns out they weren't penguins, they were shags, well it was called Shag Rock after all!