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... quickly do our own quality test of the chocolates we have received. In the afternoon, we take a tour of Olveston House which is up the hill just out of the CBD. Due to lack of time (that's our excuse anyway) we take a taxi to the house. This is a beautiful home which was gifted to the City by daughter Dorothy, as she never married and had no heirs. The house is basically in original condition and the contents had been collected by ...
... all in good spirit. After skimping on the last couple of hours of the cricket we finally found a lay-by as the campsite we had planned to stay at was overpriced. Harvey's concerned face over whether it was okay to park up for the night was priceless which then started to make Jack worry but we didn't get moved on so all was fine.
We woke up in the lay-by to birthday bacon butties. After opening presents (Kelvin the Kiwi, ...
... literally from the jaws of death. It had been taken by a predatory but rescued by a fisherman and brought to the sanctuary. The duckling had lived in the wardens house and regards her as its mother. She was currently trying to break the tie but when she called the duckling it answered immediately. I could see how the warden was torn between the professional approach of returning it to the wild and the obvious affection she now had for this little duck.
Continuing up the South East coast we reached Dunedin, which, one of the locals informed us is the Edinburgh of the South! We navigated some massive sand dunes - personally I think best leave them to the sea-lions and penguins!! Spotted a bird with ridiculously long legs (a pied stilt) and a spoonbill! After an impromptu visit to see a friendly Kiwi couple who we'd met on the Fiordland trip to Doubtful sound we left to see ...
... on the left side of the road. The scenery is great. SO MANY SHEEP! There is a lot of countryside and the cities are not exactly bustling, which is refreshing. Buying the car was a great decision. We're staying at government campgrounds that are usually 6 dollars per person or free. We buy food at grocery stores and cook with a single burner butane stove. We do ...