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Aug 19, 2005 - Chapter 3: Albatross and a castle

We spent a good part of the day today touring around the Otago Peninsula. This required driving on some very interesting roads, meaning narrow, winding, and very high up. I would also venture a guess that guardrails have not been a Kiwi road building priority, judging by our drive today. At the tip of the peninsula sits a rarity - a mainland colony of sea albatross (albatrosses?). On our trip, we viewed three babies from the safety of an observation platform. Mom and dad were still at sea, where albatross spend about 80% of their lives. How...

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Apr 30, 2005 - Alexandra

I was keen to spend a night here as during summer it was often the hottest place in the Country. Not this night - it was freezing, there was a layer of frost in and outside the windscreen which was not the easiest to clear without a fan!! Quite a nice drive down from here all the same. Stopped and took a walk at 'flat top' hill. So named because of the flat topped rocks which have been pushed up by various earthquakes over time. Also saw Butchers damn, just a wee one but I liked it!

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