Lots of hills

Trip Start Dec 19, 2010
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Trip End Mar 01, 2011


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Flag of New Zealand  , South Island,
Monday, February 14, 2011

Spent this morning looking around the town, it is surprisingly Scottish (Dunedin is Gaelic for Edinburgh) some of its buildings are reminiscent of home, both the town villas and some of the municipal buildings. It is a town fond of its hills. We drove up and down the steepest street in the world, Baldwin street with a gradient of 1.286 (19%), Carole found it toe curling especially when turning around and the car lost its grip for a short while on the top of the hill as I was turning into the slope down. We next head up to Signal Point Hill for amazing views of the Otago Peninsula and Dunedin itself. After a quick visit to the Archives we drove out along the peninsula on a coast hugging road, no safety lane between the road and the water, in most parts the road is the coast. At the end of the drive is the Royal Albatross Conservatory where we able to see several Albatross, no penguins alas.
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