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Dec 23, 2012 - Day 3: Snares Island

We took our first Zodiac trip at the North East Island of the Snares Islands, the first of the Subantarctic Islands we visit. Since landing on Snares Island is prohibited, we rode around the island. We cruised into protected coves and caves. What a beautiful place! The trees were flowering on the island and the birds were everywhere. We saw the Snares Crested and Yellow-eyed Penguins, the Snares Island Fernbird and the Snares Island Tomtit. All of the other seabirds we saw today, we had seen on our first New Zealand birding trip. [A Zodiac...

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Dec 31, 2007 - Snares Island

This is the closest sub-Antarctic island to New Zealand (some 200 kms south of Bluff NZ) where there are many breeds of birds, including albatross, terns and penguins. We are not allowed to land due to a protection program being in place, but will cruise the coastline. Awoke at 0830 hours to a beautiful sunny day and pretty calm seas. We have been divided into four penguin groups - I'm in the gentoos - my group was the last to go on the zodiac cruise today. There were nine in the boat. It is quite a effort to get dressed, go down to the mud...

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