Sunday, 18 September 2011


This weekend we went to paradise and back. Paradise called Kaikoura is about 2 1/2 hours drive North of Christchurch. We stayed the night and drove slowly back today. The name Kaikoura means meal of crayfish, kai means food and Koura means crayfish. Kaikoura is famous for its marine life such as dolphins, seals, seabirds, albatrosses and whales. The reason thee are whales near Kaikoura is because only 1.6 km from the coastline starts a canyon where the seafloor dives to over a 1000 meter. To see the whales you have to go on one of the whale watch boats. We didn't, but had a three and a half hour walk from North to South shore and back along the stunning coast line. Here a few pictures from our trip and if you want to see more go to

The car club showed of their old timers in Kaikoura and I agreed with this registration number It is Orsome eh awesome in Kaikoura

Because of this awesome sight with a light bubble dancing on the beach

and snowy peaks on the background

The light adds sparkles to the sea and puffs of cotton cloud rest on the mountains

Sweet as candy

A lone tree and and the bubble joining us on our trip.

Thousands of gulls on the shore. The sound is deafening
“Who is more responsible than a gull who finds and follows meaning, a higher purpose for life? For a thousand years we have scrabbled after fish heads, but now we have a reason to live – to learn, to discover, to be free! “
What he had once hoped for the Flock, he now gained for himself alone; he learned to fly, and was not sorry for the price that he had paid.
Jonathan Seagull discovered that boredom and fear and anger are the reasons that gull’s life is so short and with these gone from his thought, he lived a long fine life indeed.
The same rule holds for us now, of course: we choose our next world through what we learn in this one. Learn nothing , and the next is the same as this one, all the same limitations and lead weights to overcome”
Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach
Hundreds of specks on the rocks everywhere. There is a huge seal colony in kaikoura


  1. Kaikoura is a fabulous place. Thank you for this post and for bringing back some happy memories of my visit there many years ago.

  2. Kaikoura IS Paradise and for as long as I live I will bless the day that Stoneweaver and I swam with dolphins there.

    Your photos are spectacular Marja! What a beautiful weekend you had.

    Richard Bach is one of my favourite writers because he writes such inspiring stories.

    Warmest heart hugs.
    Peggy xxxx

  3. Wow... Beautiful... and the Bubble is an Orb... you have good company upon your journey.. xox

  4. Lucky you! Kaikoura is indeed stunning - as your photos show. I think I will have to go there soon!

  5. Because of this awesome sight with a light bubble dancing on the beach.

    WOW! If that isn't how heaven looks I do not want to go.

  6. Wow! Stunning Marja! Your part of the world is incredddddddibly beautiful! I can't believe how close you got to that seal!

  7. Lucky you,Marja!Oh yes,you was in the paradise!Stunning views!I wish I could see this landscape with my own eyes!

  8. °º✿
    º° ✿Olá, amiga!
    ✿♥ ° ·.Passei para uma visitinha.
    °º✿As fotos são muito bonitas mas Kaikoura é um paraíso.
    º° ✿✿♥ ° ·.Bom domingo!

  9. What a wonderful place! It seems to be Jonathan's home.

  10. Absolute delight to watch, its a serene and beautiful place.


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