星期六, 7月 04, 2009

A Gift from Rainbow

Rainbow, here I mean a girl from Hong Kong who stayed at our backpacker hostel for two days. I've been staying at Oamaru for more than a week, and I already visited all places that a visitors would go. I was her 'personal' tour guide to watch blue penguins near by our hostel.

Many guests came for penguins viewing, yellow-eye penguins and blue penguins. They are really cute :) Blue penguin is the smallest penguin among all kind of penguins in the world, an adult blue penguin is roughly about 1 feet height; where yellow-eye penguin is slightly taller than the blue penguin. The best time to view the blue penguins are about 5.30pm (around sunset time in winter) where they finish hunting in the sea and back on shore to go home. So you see them swim near to the coast, then stand up and walk slowly to up to the shore towards their home at bushes on land. When they back to home, sometimes will come out for a walk. So do the yellow-eye penguins.

I led Rinbow to the blue penguin colony where she lost her way the nite before. How kind is she when she got to know that I didn't have a sleeping bag, she left her sleeping bag to me before leaving the hostel. It is such a warm gift that I first got from a stranger where we just met for less than 36 hours. Of course I didn't except anything when bringing her to view the penguins (but it was really a chilly nite). This is just something that I always believe and have been praticing, be sincere when you make friends.

Thanks Rainbow, and thanks the penguins :)

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