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Swimming with Dolphins!

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Here is a riddle and you have to try and guess it. It's and animal it lives in the water, its a mammal, it begins with D, they are the smallest type in the world (so they are about the size of me).
I didn't think you would guess it. Its a Hector Dolphin and you only find them in New Zealand and I swam with one this morning.
This morning we set off in to town , when we got there we got sorted into our wetsuits then we got on to the boat had our picture and went off in search of Dolphins. The boat was faster than we expected and we saw one quite soon, me and dad had been up front when we saw a black fin bob up we knew it was Dolphin because the guide had told us to look out for mickey mouses ear bobbing up. A hector dolphins fin isn't actually pointed it is a very round and curves in at the back. We didn't swim with it though because by the time we all looked it had gone. The next one we saw was interested in us which was great as wild Dolphins can get bored very easily.
We then got in the water in our wetsuits. Surprisingly the water felt warm and I stayed in the whole time, now you might think that's the end but no I've got something even more amazing to tell you. One came up close to me and swam around me three times about 20cm away, now that is what I call awesome!
Now I have done all these things on my trip so far, I'm not sure that there will be anything else to do as i'm only eight. I did want to go bungee jumping but you have to be ten to do that.
When we are in Thailand we will probably go snorkelling. Now I am going to put one more word to sum up what we have been doing that word is AWESOME!

I'll write more as soon as we do another thing see you soon.

Posted by Danieljhanson 11:56 Archived in New Zealand Tagged children island with south swimming dolphins travelling banks penninsular

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Hi Daniel - Just Andy here - Adam at school and the Arch being naughty somewhere, probably - hey the pictures look great - any chance of deleting the ones of your mum and dad in wetsuits....just how old are they?????? I am glad you are having a great time...for us it feels like you only just left. Happy New Year to you all.....I am staring out at about the 5th of day of mist hanging over backbarrow.........Now I am quite busy and must get back to trying to fly my remote control helicopter (which could well be up for sale by the time you get back).....

by andypeers

crashed the blooming thing, dont worry a 'how to play the piano for twerps' has just landed through the door....

by andypeers

Oh thx for the card by the way...right must get on....Thailand will be brilliant.....have fun

by andypeers

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