As my NZed adventure was winding down, I ended up with a full day and a half in the city of Auckland. Much like Wellington, it reminded me of San Francisco with its Victorian and modern architecture along with lots of street-lining trees and green spaces. Auckland had a great public transportation system (for touristy destinations, … Continue reading Leisurely Fun in Auckland
Weddell seals are found all around the coasts of Antarctica, and as far south as the McMurdo sound. Right now they're here hanging out on top of the sea ice, hiding from orcas and essentially hibernating. Apparently when they swim into the sound they range from 800-1000 lbs, but when they leave they're closer to … Continue reading Weddell Seal!