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semi-overcast 8 °C

Drove west to east coast 3.5 hours today to see the Moeraki Boulders just north of Dunedin only to arrive at high tide! D’oh! Nothing we could do about it, I guess, and we did capture some of them, but got soaked climbing them. The coast was not dissimilar to the North York’s coast on a sunny day and so we drove down the coastal road and right out to the very eastern tip of the Otago Peninsular to spot the Albatrosses – unfortunately got there too late to seem them nesting though. Think we may have seen our first possum (known as New Zealand’s natural speed bumps) as we’re writing this blog in the car on the way back. (We’ve had a very comfortable ride in our Suburu Forrester 4x4, which may see me eat my words a few years into the future!)

Well… not sure what’s going to happen over the next couple of days. The weather report is for a 1 in 62 year Antarctic blast!!!!!!! This potentially poses us a slight logistical challenge as we head north to Franz Joseph Glacier and up to Greymouth for the TranzAlpine Express train to Christchurch – wish us luck!!! (Glad we booked the 4x4!)

Posted by peterzoe 01:14 Archived in New Zealand

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