Our last day together - Ian and I became very close and had a good time together (he left NZ for Australia the next day). We decided to do something exciting that day and it sure was. We drove up to Kaikoura for swimming with dolphins (115$). A 20 minutes boatride away from Kaikoura in the open sea we encountered hundreds of wild dusky dolphins, jumped into the water (wet suits, masks and snorkels provided) and swam, interacted with the dolphins. Incredible how fast they swim, jump, play... One of my favourite books 'the dreaming dolphin' in mind I was so happy to experience this moment of freedom and joy!
Exhausted, Ian and I had a late lunch, he then took off back to Christchurch and I checked into the cozy Albatross Backpacker Inn (40$)