Our destination for night two in Australia was Kaikoura, a coastal town north of Christchurch.  As we headed up the road and approached Kaikoura, we were amazed by the beauty all around.  Snow-capped mountains, black sand beaches, and the ocean!

Soon after we arrived at our cozy cottage in Kaikoura, we headed out for a chilly but lovely sunset.

The next morning, we took a coastal walk outside of town.  The scenery continued to be stunning.  It was amazing to be standing on the beach and admire beautiful mountains at the same time!

In addition to the scenery, there was also wildlife—lazy fur seals!  Looking down on them from the cliffs, they looked like slugs, and they seemed to act like them too.

Later that day, though, we saw some seals that were much more active….

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