It's been a while since I've had to attend class regularly, and I have to say its hard getting back into the swing of scholastic life. There is so much going on here, and I want to do it all, but I keep reminding myself that despite it all I am here to study. So I spent most of this week going to class which mostly consists of learning Pacifica Dance and the Maori art of making a fish hook. All and all I really have no right to complain.
But this weekend I decided to be a bit of a tourist. I went on a four and a half hour boat cruse in Auckland Harbor. The goal of the trip was to see as many whales and dolphins as possible, but it turned out that sail boats are a much more commonly found sea creature.
Being on the water for that long rejuvenated my soul. It was probably around 70 degrees with a nice slight breeze coming off of the ocean. I was in heaven. And I got to see the city from a completely different angle.
The marine life is thriving in New Zealand. There are tons of fishing, sailing, and pleasure cruses all around, yet the harbor did not feel crowded. It was great seeing these big fishing boats motoring along passing by several great and foggy mountains.
After seeing tons of boats, and enjoying the coast of New Zealand, we did manage to find one pod of dolphins. They were pretty quite, but very friendly swimming up to the side of the boat affording lots of excited tourist to take their pictures.
Even though we only saw one pod of dolphins, the trip was completely worth it. The company I went through even gave all passengers on my boat a free pass to come again since we didn't see very much of New Zealand's nature marine wildlife. So next time I hope to be showing you all pictures of Orka Whales!