A drive to Dunedin this morning to stay two nights and use it as a base for a visit to Invercargill tomorrow. It’s really just worth going to because it’s one of the Southern most places on Earth (I don’t want to boast on its behalf but it has the Southernmost McDonald’s).
Always a sucker for oversized fruit we stopped in Waimate.
The woman recommended doubling back a bit to look at the church. The owner’s son has been making a blueberry field to it’s left and got chatting. The church hadn’t been used in for services in twenty years because religion was (he makes the hand gesture you make to show a plane is crashing). It can’t be lived in because all buildings need to be made earthquake proof, but they were told the changes would actually weaken the building.
Oamaru was the favourite city so far of the trip. A nice coastline, and unexpectedly the Steampunk HQ.
An hour from Dunedin we pulled in to take a walk on a beach and there was a seal lolloping around on the shore.
Driving into Dunedin (still not sure how to pronounce the place) it was surprising how big it is. The South Island has a population of one million people and about twelve percent live in Dunedin.