We flew from Tasmania to Melbourne, then on to Christchurch, New Zealand. This is a beautiful country and the people are exceptionally friendly. We briefly explored Christchurch, then took a bus to Kaikoura to snorkel with the fur seals. This was marvelous. The seals are playful, like underwater puppy dogs. They were once all but extinct, but happily they've made a big time comeback.
Tomorrow we're taking a scenic train over the Arthur's Pass en route to the Fox Glacier for a little climb.