I arrived in New Zealand yesterday for 10 days of penguin viewing, travel blogging, visiting with friends, and World of Wearable Art in Wellington with UK Sarah. I will blogging in some detail on http://americanjulie.com. I hope you are able to "follow me".
This morning I woke up early to go Bushy Beach in Oamaru to watch the yellow eyed penguin walk from its nest in the bush across the sand to the sea. I had a quiet, solitary hour listening to birds, watching a mother fur seal and baby snooze on the beach, and just about the time I felt like a popsicle, one solo penguin appeared and sauntered across to the sea. Like so many things in life, the sweetest rewards come with patience.
I need to check out, so I best wrap up. I am pushing the limits of check out so I could finish watching the America's Cup. People here are close to nervous breakdown. No relief today. It is all on the line in tomorrow's one race. Sudden death!