Monday, April 25, 2011

Dunedin Day 8

Phil awoke with a sore throat but agreed to go for a walk with me. It was absolutely gorgeous around Sam and Lesley’s home and we tried to find two geocaches with no luck at all. But we certainly had a good time!
Sawyers Bay
When we got back, Sam, Lesley and Henry had returned from camping a Moreaki and took us to lunch at Orokonui Ecosanctuary.
Me, Phil, Henry, Sam, John and Lesley
Port Chalmers
What a fantastic place! The views were spectacular and the irony was that this massive site on top fo a mountain near Sam’s house, was the place that was having a fund raiser when I was here before and Sam and Lesley took me to the event in downtown Dunedin. Their pitch then did not do the reality justice!
Then we went to the train station where Phil and I joined an Elm Nature tour of the Otago Peninsula.
Railway Station
Although we did not get to see the albatross, we had a fabulous time seeing the rare Hooker’s Sea Lion, fur seals and golden eyed penguins really up close.
Yellow Eyed Penguin coming ashore
Hooker Seal
Hookers Sea Lions
Dunedin Rail Station
We went to dinner at a Turkish restaurant in downtown Dunedin before returning to Sawyer’s Bay.
Turkish Restaurant

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