I'm blogging about my home, a Midwest farm in Indiana and my travels, hiking & horseback riding, wherever that may take me. Visit often to get your outdoor "fix"! Whether it be from the back of a horse, in hiking boots, or in muck boots, I promise to share a little of Mother Nature with you as often as I can!
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We've successfully crossed the Tasman Sea and have arrived at
Dunedin, New Zealand.
We signed up for a wildlife cruise of Otago Harbor.
We cruised the 13.5 mile harbor to the lighthouse.
There we saw Royal Albatross nesting.
And fur seals resting.
It was a chilly day but the crew had warm coats, binoculars, and in true New Zealander fashion,
even served hot tea and biscuits.
Back in town, we visited the lovely Dunedin Railway station.
Its a beautiful gingerbread type building constructed of dark basalt and lighter Oamaru stone, giving it a light and dark pattern, complemented with pink granite pillars.
We also visited the Octagon, the city centre where we saw the statue of poet Robert Burns,
complete with seagull atop.
The town hall is also located there.
Lots of pretty architecture here.
And Dunedin has the distinction of having the world's steepest street,
The short residential street is 1150 feet long with a gradient of 35%.
The upper part of the street is constructed of concrete instead of asphalt.
Due to the steepness, the asphalt would flow down on hot days!