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... At Oamaru just up the coast, we had to stop for yet another car museum (yawn!) and also the more interesting Steampunk HQ, which is described as Retro-futuristic sci-fi art or a quirky and fun science fiction that features steam powered technology or just another big man shed. It is housed in one of the many grand old buildings scattered around town (built from a limestone that you can saw). What can I say; it was amazing to see what grown men can do with old bits of ...
... on the planet. I'll wrap her up in toilet paper like an Egyptian mummy, dunk her in the sea and then wave good bye as I board the plane. Why Donna? Why? I even had my merino socks in the second wash. She's just lucky my treasured underpants are safe.
Now that I think about it there is another problem that has come up during our time in New Zealand. I've decided to up my rating on the man scale ...
... and getting on with it. Many innovative solutions have been found to re-establish normality and it was heartening to see an impressive new temporary cathedral up and functioning, made up of all kinds of available materials including shipping containers and cardboard even. Really inspirational ! A nearby shopping centre is likewise comprised of containers and doing brisk business. I suppose that post 1945, European cities ...
... on their nests - we even got to see 2 chicks peek out. The fledglings will start to fly this September and will not touch land again for 5 years until they return to learn about having chicks. There were a total of 20 nests and there are only 200 Royal Albatross in the world. They live for 40 years and mate for life. They only lay 1 egg every 2 years, so they are pretty vulnerable.
Continued on our drive North and stopped at Oamaru, it was a neat ...
... of the town that still has a Victorian feel to it with old shops and store fronts. In this area we visited an art gallery, a few nik-nak stores, and a limestone carving shop where we actually saw the carver at work. These sculptures were beautiful and the detail on some of them was quite intricate. We walked by an old whiskey distillery and into a brand new beer brewery that has only been open for a couple of weeks, but we didn't do any tastings today. Next, ...