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... as the breeze was a little stiff at times. Speeds of about 20-22kph suited us and we travelled single file most of the time as there were quite a few cars and trucks around. Drivers are pretty considerate as they give us plenty of space as they pass. Jan, one of our guides, was preparing the salmon for our lunch so Tim dropped her off along the way and she joined us a few kms out at Duntroon and rode with us until morning tea. Whoever is driving the bus travels ...
... next few nights! Further on our journey we visited Moeraki Boulders which are a natural phenomena of spherical shape boulders found on the beach, some of which are 2 metres in diameter. Dunedin is also known as the Scotland of the South and we instantly saw why - the hills are incredible and lucky for us we were staying half way up one of them. Again due to our fabulous travel consultants - Bobby and Nadine - we were staying with friends of the Rowan family, Stu ...
... a penguin looks like.....and he definitely didn't know a shag was a bird! We next headed to the Moeraki Boulders. These are large spherical "stones". There are 50 boulders on the beach, the biggest weigh 7 tons and are 2-3metres wide. These boulders are actually concretions that have been exposed through shoreline erosion from coastal cliffs that back the beach. They originally formed in ancient sea floor sediments around 60 million years ago. After playing on the beach ...
... were surrounded by students in fancy dress who had clearly already started the party! We headed to SeaFest to meet Emma (an old work friend of Debi) and Rob who now live in Christchurch along with some of their friends. The afternoon was spent sampling local drinks and listening to live music. Sunday Harri took us the couple of hours south to Christchurch. Despite having been warned by the locals it we were still shocked to see how ...
... go at driving the camper which she enjoyed and gave me the opportunity to take in the views of the Southern Alps a little more than when I was driving. We made a quick stop at a cafe in Omarama before getting back on the road leaving the mountains behind and entering more rolling and agricultural countryside. As we approached Oamaru we got a glimpse of the pacific ocean which we will be seeing more of in the next few days along with (hopefully) some penguins & seals. ...
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