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Sandfly Bay


Now that we have our full group here, we decided to take a trip out to Sandfly Bay on Otago Peninsula. Sandfly Bay is the home of yellow-eyed penguins, sea lions, and, you guessed it, flying sand. The beach gets its name from the high winds that cause the sand to fly around the beach. Here are a few of the guys getting (not too) up close and personal with one of the massive sea lions on the beach.

 

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After our wildlife encounter, we gathered around in the wind and rain for a nice group photo. This was the last moment the guys were all fully dressed and mostly dry; after the picture a few boldly turned around and braved the waters for a very quick dip. Never fear, they all made it back out alive and with all their appendages in tact.

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Thanks for sharing!