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Well today, the road trip begins properly. Heading to the east coast of the country, our final stop for the night is at a place called McFarmers backpackers on the Otago Peninsular. With a number of different routes which we could take to get across the country, we decided to head slightly north and across so that we could see some of the coastal …
Following the lack of penguin sightings in Haast and Milford Sound, Mark decided to take us on a slight detour so that we could see some before leaving New Zealand. This detour saw us cross from Te Anau on the West Coast all the way over to the Otago Peninsular on the South East Coast near Dunedin. The Lonely Planet guide book suggested it would be …
Darkness of the evening surrounding,
Us, standing near the beach,
No starlight twinkling,
The low flying clouds covering,
Protective shorelines creating bays and beaches.
Little blue, little blue,
Where are you swimming?
Silent chicks waiting from the hillside.
A small crowd of humans …
... the bay area. The homes are built on the hillsides and have fantastic views across the bay to the hills on the other side. The vegetation is thick and lush with vines and flowering bushes everywhere. We came across a flock of huge white ducks that were obviously used to people as they crossed the path to greet us probably expecting something to eat. When we got back on board we took a nap. We were tired from so much walking and our early ...
... out with everyone as we were all going our seperate ways the next day!
Saturday 23rd February
We woke up very early to catch our bus to Dunedin! (we kind of had to go to dunedin as all accomodation in queenstown was booked out due to a concert, but we wanted to go anyway!!) we had a relaxing day awlking around, got a cheap curry which was basically tomato soup with chicken in, lou seemed to like it, i dont know what she will think when we get to india!!! We then went to ...