Captain Eady's Lookout
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We headed out from Oamaru away from SH1 down Beach Road, which hugged the Pacific coastline. In parts the road was diverted inland because the old road had been partly washed away as the cliffs were eroded. We had intended to stop for a coffee in Katanui, but the cafe opens at 10 and we were there about 9.35, so we pressd on to the Moeraki Boulders. We parked up and walked down to the beach. Our timing wasn't great as the tide was in and some of the bigger waves ...
... and interesting place to spend a few hours.
... Briefly, he was a banker, businessman & member of parliament who went through a series of booms & busts. Eventually he shot himself in 1898. His son sold the property in 1906 and it then went through a series of owners & uses (including lunatic asylum), when in 1947 is was left to ruin. A family (Barkers) purchased it in 1967 and have been renovating it ever since. Trust me there is a much wider history but here is not the place to go through ...
... woman on board, of whom there are quite a few. We’ve seen many of these same Hosts on previous cruises as there are always single woman to cater to; however, they don’t have any Hostesses for the men! Hmmmm!
The crew, on the other hand, is at the other end of the social scale. Jason gave me Cruise Confidential, by Bryan Bruns, to read on the cruise. It details the life of an American as a crew member on Carnival, and here I ...
... via State Highway 1. Aboard our little Ford rental we climbed mountains, weaved around the banks of the South Pacific, stopped off for an occasional tea and PB&J break, and safely arrived in Dunedin with two and a half hours to spare before sunset.
I had been warned Dunedin was "not much," and it turned out such warning was warranted given that it was summer holiday and half of the city's population of college students were away enjoying their "Uni break." ...