Bush Camping, Stone haystacks and Sea lions
Trip Start Apr 14, 2012
55Trip End Dec 21, 2012
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We woke to stillness and calm, as the near dawn hint of light crept into the tent Astrid stirred and Ant suggested a morning walk while mum and Amon continued to sleep. They ventured off listening to the sound of waves to guide their direction, after crawling through some fences they made it to a ridge and saw the beach. Astrid witnessed her first sunrise. The highlight of her day. Then her and Ant scrambled down to the beach and took a long walk in the morning light. By the time they got back mum was up with a cooked breakfast ready and Amon was still asleep. Then it was time for adventuring! Off to Murphy’s Haystacks – bizarrely shaped rock formations in the middle of a paddock. Then off to Baird Bay to find the sea lions… No sea lions, only pelicans. Then a long drive up to Cape Labatt, finally we can see the sea lion colony. Rather a long way down but with binoculars we could see them well. Some of the young were suckling their mothers, and some even put on a show diving in and out of the water, and splashing around…oh so cute!!!