After a short tour, the Captain Miles, goes over the side in his dive gear and in a matter of minutes brings up 8 lobsters! We are gonna eat good tonight,. But, wait it gets better, then we go fishing for Blue Cod, and catch 5 or 6 which are added to the nights meal. A couple bottle of wine, a salad and this is a meal fit for kings!
The next day we head around the end of the sound, and out towards to open ocean. Things out there are pretty bumpy, with 25 + winds and by the time we are out of the opening to the sound, in 4 to 5 meter waves. There are hundreds of ocean birds, especially Sooty Shearwaters, along with a couple of albatross.
In addition to the water based birds, I found Tui's, Silvereyes, Weka's, Bellbirds, and Paradise Sheldrake Ducks.
Here is the little Tomtit
This is the beautiful singing Bellbird
The smaller albatross's in this area are called Mollymawks. This is the White-capped Mollymawk
Ant this is the Buller's Mollymawk