Tuesday, February 26, 2008

A weekend away

This weekend was a busy one (which is why I have only just recovered enough now to write about it!). It started with a late night out to the "Proms" on Friday where the children were introduced to a real mixture of orchestra and singing. Despite being incredibly tired they managed to enjoy it right till the end - even joining in on the arm-swinging in the finale - Auld Lang Syne.
The next day we headed away to Oamaru with a stop at the Moeraki Boulders on the way. These are amazing round rocks that are just lying around on the beach - like rocks generally do. For anyone interested in the formation of these one link is: Moeraki Boulders
The main reason for stopping in Oamaru for a night was to go and see the smallest penguins in the world - the little blue penguins. I have been once before, but we only saw about 3 penguins and it was freezing! This time there were about 75 that came ashore and the children were fascinated by them. They were definitely worth seeing! Again for anyone wanting more information this is the link for the homepage: Blue Penguin Colony

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