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January 24th 2019
Published: March 31st 2020
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Well here we are in The Catlins on the south of South Island. By the sound of it we did well to get away with a very short delay from Manchester with snow falling quite heavily as others weren’t so lucky. And our flights – Manchester to Doha (6hrs), Doha to Auckland (16hrs) and Auckland to Dunedin (1h30) – all went like clockwork so again timing was on our side.

As we flew over the west coast of Australia I thought not far now but it was another 7 hours to Auckland.

Dunedin airport is quaint. As our plane – the only one st the airport – pulled up, Chris pointed out the cows grazing at the side of us.After picking up our hire car and stopping at New World supermarket for a few provisions m, we drove down to Nugget Point for a walk to the lighthouse. This was when timing was not on our side as you can see from the photos of us soaked. Not exactly a downpour as it came in horizontally.

It was still lovely though – we saw several fur seals – and the place we’re staying at at Kaka Point is gorgeous. Chris is enjoying the view with a cuppa in the right of the photo.

Went out for a splendid meal and a couple of pints of Speights Gold at 'The Point' then an early night to help our body clocks readjust.


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