|A sea lion scratching itself with me watching. Photo by Joel Davidson.|
This past weekend, Jen's cousin Joel Davidson, with whom she grew up in Helena, and his wife Rebecca stayed in Dunedin. We spent an evening and most of a day with them and had a great time. They both serve in the military in Hawaii (thanks guys!) and are enjoying a couple of weeks of vacation down here on the South Island. We took them to Sandfly Bay, and although I was reluctant to return just a week after our last visit, it turned out to be a remarkable evening: the sea lions were very active, and we saw the rare yellow eyed penguin. Even better, Joel and Becca are serious photographers, with Joel beginning the move into the professional ranks, so I have some amazing photos to accompany this journal. Check out http://www.joeldavidsonphotography.com/ for more of Joel's great photography.
The rare yellow-eyed penguin. Photo by Joel Davidson.
Six weeks ago today, we arrived in Dunedin, after a long trip from Missoula. It's hard to believe, as the time has truly flown. With the kids' two week school break just beginning, some summer-like weather finally settling in, and a long road trip planned, it feels like the first leg of our year in New Zealand is over and that a new one is beginning.
|Sea lions mixiing it up on the beach. Photo by Joel Davidson.|
|The kids at Sandfly. Photo by Joel Davidson.|
|Jen and I at Sandfly. Photo by Joel Davidson.|
|Adios amigos. Photo by Joel Davidson.|