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... up the bikes and hopped on the bus to avoid the hilliest sections. We were all offloaded again about half an hour later. Pretty countryside and the biggest herd of cows, walking up to their milking shed, that we have ever seen. Maybe 500 cows!? A bit of a head wind at times, but not too bad. And so we continued on for another 30kms until we reached THE OCEAN! And so we continued on for another 30kms until we reached THE OCEAN! We made it........and another PB ...
... raft - they come onto the beach in rafts - that's not something you paddle silly it's just a way of describing safety in numbers. The first raft totalled some 39 Blue Penguins. This was followed by another of 37 then the numbers decreased a little. We left having seen over 120! Now as they are so protected, there were strict instructions and constant surveillance to ensure no photos or videos were taken. Not to be put off and wanting ...
... all sorts of eclectic art spaces and quirky shops. We found one particularly cool gallery just filled with strange paintings of huge heads. It was a spooky as it was cool and whilst it is not the sort of art I would want to live with visiting the gallery was great.
Steampunk HQ was just plain crazy, seriously some mad mad stuff has been created out of any old metal that can be found. The absolute highlight of a visit to the Steampunk HQ is a ...
... colour and appear to move. It was quite disconcerting, as everywhere you looked appeared to go on forever. Particularly difficult to look over the edge of the platform, as it was bottomless and I needed to hang on to the railing. Very strange feeling. There are some really strange "Art" exhibits, which you will see some of them with the attached photos. It was our intention to visit the Moeraki Boulders, but ...
Our next main destination was Dunedin however Oamaru was in a good spot to break the journey over night so we decided to stop here. The town itself had a quaint feel about it with some impressive buildings and an open and airy high street. On top of all of this the guidebook advised that we could catch a glimpse of penguins if we were in the right place at the right time. There were two options for doing this, the first involved paying for ...
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