Dunedin, Worth the 5 Hour Drive?
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February 13, Dunedin, Another tour and both John and I are cringing. We are both tired of being on someone else’s schedule and being herded into another bus. Luckily for us though this tour was different. Yes, there was the usual city bus that picked us up at our door but when we got on we saw there was only one other couple besides us
Next we visited the Reid family farm, with the owner, Perry Reid, being our guide. He chauffeured us in an all terrain vehicle, over “ruff” and muddy ground. On his private property he has his own colony of seals, endangered yellow eyed penguins and blue penguins. To say he was very enthusiastic about his “guardianship” is an understatement. He was even awarded a metal by the queen of England for his conservation efforts. He said that National Geographic had been filming there for over a year.
February 14, Valentine's Day in Dunedin. John and I checked out the downtown area Visiting the university, Cadberry Chocolate Factory and a local craft fair. Believe it or not,Jean arranged a cooking class with our B&B hostess, Joselyn, to make shortbread cookies. That evening we dinned with Joselyn with "take away" pizza, wine, tiramursu and our homemade cookies. It will be hard to leave this fantastic place. We even get chocolates on our pillow everynight.