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    Re: DownUnder and Over - NZ

    "snowinapril" wrote:
    "FedjeViking" wrote:
    Hey Snow, great pictures! Do those parrots talk?

    It's KEA for the NZ alpine parrots, and KIA for the macaw type of parrots in the Caribbean.
    Thanks for the info, was that google or brain .........

    I think that I heard one of the Kea say that he was a Vikings Fan, then he told me to give him my sandwich.
    They like to stare people down until they fork over some food.
    I did not give into their demands.

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    Hey, this is my 7000th post, I have been doing the 69....9....9 thing as long as possible.
    I thought for the 7000th post, it had to be something special so here it is.

    It is a rare alpine parrot of sorts.
    It is a Kea or Kia, not sure how to spell it??


    I have been doing heaps more reading than posting lately.

    Go Vikes.
    Sucks about Greenway and K-Rob!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Like what I hear about Jackson
    So THAT'S what you have meant by you being Down Under!!!!
    LOL


    "westvirginiavikings" wrote:
    nice pics, did you teach the seal how to take pictures.
    I was going to but he hopped away when he saw that I saw the he saw that I saw him see me watching him!
    Good move!
    That KIA was lying to you anyway...it's obvious to all that he was wearing Packer colors!!!!
    BANNED OR DEAD...I'LL TAKE EITHER ONE

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    Re: DownUnder and Over - NZ

    "triedandtruevikesfan" wrote:
    Are you going to be sad to go, or are you ready to come home?
    Mixed feeling about it.

    New Zealand is a beautiful place and I like the slow pace here.
    I love the ocean life, the plethera of ocean mammals that they have.

    But, I have things to do back home.
    The house and the dogs and work piling up.

    It is time for me.
    The bad part is that my wife stays for another month after I leave.
    She got here a month earlier and leaving a month later, that is part of the reason I stayed as long as I did.

    If anyone is coming here on vacation, which I strongly recommend, you need to stay a minimum of 2 weeks and slow travel.
    Make sure you see Kaikoura, the Fiordlands and Queenstown

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    Re: DownUnder and Over - NZ

    "AngloVike" wrote:
    Nice pics Snow- know how you feel seeing those great animals. I felt the same when we went whale watching off Vancouver Island on our honeymoon. Can't reall describe it - you have to see it to appreciate it
    Yes, it is different.
    I think everyone needs to get more in tune or in touch with nature. Not necessarily with animals but like a hike or something in a beautiful area.
    It is too easy to get caught up in the everyday life and the drag me down news about this murder or the hollywood gossip (and about anything else that you can think of that consumes us).
    Being with these Dolphins (which the Orca, Bottlenose and Duskies all are) really helps one realize how much this is OUR world and less about what is MINE.

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    Re: DownUnder and Over - NZ

    This will probably be the last of NEW mammals.
    Only 4 days left and I am heading back to the Northern Hemisphere.

    This is the tail fluke of a Southern Right Whale.

    [img width=400 height=320]http://www.christophersphotography.net/vikings/NZ24.jpg[/img]

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    I wish I would have seen this earlier. I live in Tonga, a $250 RT flight from NZ and was just in Auckland a month ago. Good swimming weather up here in case you want to swim with the whales. I feel your pain on the internet though...$150/mo and a $100 bribe to be at 128K.

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    "DeathtoDenny" wrote:
    I wish I would have seen this earlier. I live in Tonga, a $250 RT flight from NZ and was just in Auckland a month ago. Good swimming weather up here in case you want to swim with the whales. I feel your pain on the internet though...$150/mo and a $100 bribe to be at 128K.
    I wish you would have seen this earlier too.

    BTW, how long(hrs) of a flight was it from Auckland?

    They actually let you swim with the whales?
    I am surprised they don't do that in NZ also.
    They let you do almost anything here with the wild marine mammals but the whales are off limits.

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    Re: DownUnder and Over - NZ

    "triedandtruevikesfan" wrote:
    Are you going to be sad to go, or are you ready to come home?
    Still sad!
    Notice date people it was a year ago......

    No worries, the next adventure start in Dec.
    Coming to a thread near you staring SIA!
    It will be presented by budget picture studios.....


    Dec will be where in the world is SIA?

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    Re: DownUnder and Over - NZ

    How much was the lodging and stuff for 3 months.

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    "jessejames09" wrote:
    How much was the lodging and stuff for 3 months.
    $0.00 but I was not getting paid the whole time I was there.

    When we took our vacation, for the time in Queenstown for the Ski Trip, lodging was decent.
    It might have been around $80/night?

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    Re: DownUnder and Over - NZ

    SIA, we hope you have high speed on your next adventure so you can keep us updated with pics.

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