Jellyfish

On a recent Sunday, our nephew, who is working for a few months at a farm an hour and a half from here, spent the day and went to church with us. After church, we went to the Kaikoura Peninsula. We walked across the top, enjoying a beautiful overcast day.

This seal pup was along the walkway, just as we started up the cliff.IMG_2452

The view from halfway to the top. This is the bay in front of Kaikoura, on the north side of the Peninsula.

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Walking along the the top of the peninsula. Little Miss was sound asleep when we arrived, so her daddy carried her till she woke up and wanted a snack. Then, I took her and Gayle went back to get the van and take it around to the end of the trail.

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See all the black specks on the white rocks? Those are seals.

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We made it to the overlook above South Bay! This is the other side of the headland on which you go back down to sea level.IMG_2468

And when we arrived at sea level, the boys who got there first had a surprise for us: They had found a jellyfish on the beach! In real life, the dark areas were somewhat bluer than this.

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Then, we moved on and found another jellyfish…and suddenly they were everywhere! Mr. Diligence counted 130 by the time we were done. Some were totally clear, like this one:

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And this one, with Mr. Inventor’s shoe for scale.

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This was the biggest we saw; it was more vividly brown.

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It’s hard to see them, but there are jellyfish scattered across the rocks and seaweed here, at the high tide line. Look for purplish, transparent blobs.

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After enjoying the jellyfish, I took Little  Miss onto the bridge that forms the end of the trail at South Bay. She loved looking through the bars.

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Mr. Diligence brought me this handful of sand, gravel and tiny shells.

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About NZ Filbruns

A home-school family living in New Zealand, with a desire to share what Christ has done for us.
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