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Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Dunedin August 6th 2006

Dunedin is meant to be more Scottish than Scotland, but seeing as I've never been to Scotland (yet..that is the next place I want to travel to!) I really could not tell! The first day in this bustling student city I drove to the world's steepest street (go and look it up in the Guinness Book of Records) which is called Baldwin street. I decided to just go for it and drive up it, and the little beast made it...although I had to go down to first gear and boy was she a-roaring! Ian was really scared but I just found it fun, especially going down when Ian walked and I had some fun going down slowly at first then fully releasing the break towards the end...ahaha I wouldn't like to live at the houses at ... read more
It's red...

Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Dunedin August 6th 2006

well here we are/were in dunedin the scottish part of NZ. we arrived on the 5th or august. Adn on the way we had already planned what to do that day.....first thing off to the steepest street in the world....dont believe the pictures its really bloody steep, i got scared going up in the car.....yes me the man who willing threw himself out of a plane......but who cares? i dont......much i decided to walk down and filmed lucy going down in the car which was fun. but i would really hate to live on that street. Next me and Lucy headed over to the cadbury factory. it was fun to learn how chocolate began and how it came to NZ the next day i walked around the city taking pictures of different things like the fantastically ... read more
oooh arty

Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Dunedin July 27th 2006

Hi folks, This is a quick test email for a couple of new additions to my subscribers list. Well Dad is here at home with me right now (Thursday 6.20 pm) and we are both trying to just chill with a nice glass of, surprise surprise, Sav Blanc wine. Tea is busy cooking away downstairs as I write this and yes Allison, I am sure to burn it.........LOL. Nope, only joking! Yes seriously Allison, only joking. You will be amazed with what I can cook now (comes from dating two chefs and watching intently what they did) And not Burn! Anyway, today has been weird and I have felt weird. I reckon it is just nervous excitement........ Bailey definitly knows something is up! Gee I will miss him heaps. Suzanne, I am looking forward to Croatia ... read more

Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Dunedin July 25th 2006

After one night in Balcutha we set off in the morning to Dunedin. Having taken the decision to keep following the coast we again departed from the main road and ventured along unsealed roads. After a short while we had climbed up a bit and came across snow covered roads. It really didn’t look that deep though and there were plenty of other tires tracks so we proceeded with caution. We reached the top of a hill with a pile of snow covered logs in a field on my side, the next thing I know is that we are sliding fairly fast towards the hedge on my side of the road! Thommo had hit the breaks slightly which had just sent us skidding on the snow into the side. Fortunately there was no damage at all ... read more
Dunedin Station
Lanarch Castle
Gggrrrrrrr

Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Dunedin July 23rd 2006

Hello. Our last days in Queenstown found us travelling up to one of the town's highest points on a gondola (cable car). Unfortunately the weather had turned cold, wet and windy again so the views weren't as good as they might have been. A nice adventure nevertheless. We also had a walk around the town and the lovely lakeside. On our last night we had a nice meal in the hotel before getting to bed at a reasonable hour before our early departure to Dunedin on the Thursday. As before the bus trip was terrific passing through some outstanding scenery: snow capped mountains, lakes - natural and man made - desolate mountainsides, small towns with Scottish street names. All accompanied by a bright and jolly bus driver's commentary and some awful jokes. We arrived in Dunedin ... read more
Dunedin
DUNEDIN
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Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Dunedin July 21st 2006

The day I thought would never get here has arrived and is now half way through. Yip it's my last day at work. I have survived the regulation morning tea and speeches. To my huge surprise and delight the CEO wrote a going away poem for me. I even managed to give a half decent speech (so I was told later), despite the fact my knees felt like they were knocking together (for those that don't know, speaking to groups of people scares me senseless). This time next week I will be on the plane to CHCH then off on my big adventure. Hopefully I won't be jet lagged when I finally get to Gothenburg and will be able to post a travel log from my brother's place before we head off into the wilds of ... read more

Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Dunedin July 16th 2006

Entry by Ryan: Wednesday July 11th, Its seems today we did nothing but drive, after waking up and packing the car we drove out of Invercargil to the Catlins conservation park on our quest to find penguins. As always we drove through plenty of beautiful scenery along the coast and arrived at our destination. For once we arrived at our destination to coincide with the proper tides, this time to see a petrified Jurassic forest. Walking along the rocks on top of the petrified forest was cool, but what we had really wanted to see was penguins, there were also frequently dolphins is the bay but we were not as excited to see those. Unfortunately we were not lucky at this beach with any wildlife, except the usual seagulls. So we decided to continue our search ... read more

Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Dunedin July 16th 2006

Wednesday July 11th, Its seems today we did nothing but drive, after waking up and packing the car we drove out of Invercargil to the Catlins conservation park on our quest to find penguins. As always we drove through plenty of beautiful scenery along the coast and arrived at our destination. For once we arrived at our destination to coincide with the proper tides, this time to see a petrified Jurassic forest. Walking along the rocks on top of the petrified forest was cool, but what we had really wanted to see was penguins, there were also frequently dolphins is the bay but we were not as excited to see those. Unfortunately we were not lucky at this beach with any wildlife, except the usual seagulls. So we decided to continue our search along the coast ... read more
No penguins here
More rain
Clinton - Gore

Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Dunedin July 15th 2006

Hello and welcome to the latest instalment of Jonnys New Zealand adventure. My last blog kind of described how beautiful this country is. Well nothing compares to Queenstown, a place of such natural beauty. Set on a lake with snow-capped mountains surrounding it, the palce is like a little winter wonderland sort of place- the sort of town you would find in the Alps but is a lot cheaper, nicer people without loads of pretentious skier nobheads, and warmer as its not that high! We stayed at the YHA, an excelled hostel that caters for all and is opposite the lake. However it is about 10minutes walk from the centre, so post pubs, the walk can be a bit chilly on the billy!! Starting the "Queenstown experience" we booked up for a bit of action packed ... read more
I look so calm
Dont look down you nincompoop
Sultans of Swing

Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Dunedin July 14th 2006

So…what’s today? Where was I yesterday? What town am I even in today? I seem to rarely know anymore. But to start the week we finally enjoyed a few American delicacies that we have been craving (see picture), Mmmmmm Dr. Pepper. Unfortunately though we have been having this undying urge for Cheese-Its and they don’t exist here. And now to our week… Wednesday July 5th: We drove to Wanaka after glacier exploring in Franz Josef (see last post), and searched high and low for a hostel or somewhere to stay in the general vicinity of Wanaka. Unfortunately for us it is the school holidays here and everyone is down in this area skiing right now, so everything was booked. It’s like trying to find a cheap room in Tahoe at the last minute on Christmas vacation ... read more
Road?
bras and monster trucks
View over queenstown




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