Old Saint Mary's Convent
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... short bike ride, admire the black swans on the little lake formed by the dam, have a light supper and early bed. Weather has certainly changed here, cool and wet, raining as we crossed over on the ferry, and cloudy and cool here on the South Island thus far!
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