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Wednesday 25th.We woke to the sound of the pilot boat returning to dock after the pilot had boarded the Radiance and found the sea was dead calm and not so cold. We made and early start as we had to be of the ship and ready for our bus transfer to the Dunedin tran station by 8.30am. We had a brief breakfast in the windjammer and were on the dock by 8.45. Shortly after, we were on the bus into town. The Port Chalmers port is a working port and ...
... intervention.....;) During our journeys, we get to celebrate special occasions like we just did when Emma turned 13 on the Central Otago Rail Trail (a special time in her life that we got to celebrate while doing such a unique adventure!). As well, we still have daily chores and routines to do along our journeys. The kids have been learning and/or enhancing their laundering skills. Most places just have washers, so they have learned how to separate ...
... not to be seen, but it was a pleasant enough drive, and Marc got out near the Royal Albatross centre and took a couple of pics anyway.
Then we visited Larnach Castle, which was more of a stately mansion than an actual castle. It had some lovely gardens and a great little tea room though, where we had a yummy afternoon Devonshire tea. Then we followed the garden trail and enjoyed the gardens, if not necessarily the amazing views they would have offered. Lotte had ...
... which was about 8 metres in length!).
A quick stop off at Baldwin Street was next –
Baldwin Street is the steepest residential street in the world with an average
gradient of 1 in 3.41! (The steepest section has a gradient of 1 in 2.86). We
didn’t dare try and drive up the street though as our campervan is terrible and
we probably would have ended up rolling over or blowing the head gasket ...
... was like really looking as the night sky! Just little tiny circles of light glowing a pale blue color! Then at tunnel beach, well, I cannot say how magnificent it was in words!! The view from the top of the cliff, well multiple cliffs, was so humbling, as in the realization that we are such small creatures in a much larger world. So much is out of our hands, that we can't control everything at all in our life. I looked out to a gorgeous blue horizon of eternity. There ...