What a day. Beautiful sunshine, mountain views and a lovely 6k hike around the Kaikoura Peninsula. The path for the latter started off with paving stones but quickly devolved to a dirt path that took us to 100m cliff tops and through meadows with a background of snow capped mountains. We passed seal rocks and even saw (we believe) blue penguins. Given the high gusts of yesterday and the forecasted rain tomorrow we lucked out (or chose wisely).