Breakfast was OK but we have had better. The problem is now, of course, having been spoilt rotten in some places our standards are forever getting higher and higher. The dinner in the hotel last night was excellent so the sudden drop off at breakfast came as a bit of a disappointment.
Anyway we set off to the Royal Albatross Centre, having not been offered a second cup of coffee (see how picky we are getting!), which is right at the end of Otago Harbour.
The beaches on the way were deserted of both people and sea lions! Luckily.
The Centre was a joy and we went on a 60 minute tour, which included a film and a toddle (limp in Malcolm’s case) up to the hide. A very informative guide called Josh, gave us a great insight into these beasts habits and lifestyles. There were some 200 albatross which is the largest mainland colony in the world. Go google it and you will see some great pictures. Ours were a little distant but on the way there just past Portobello (no market.) Mary took a great shot of a Little Shag. (Malcolm Edwards…..stop it.)
As always some funny sights on the way there and on the way back. But we can say we truly enjoyed Dunedin, and more time could have been easily spent here. Even the lady in the bank had a good laugh with me as I paid my speeding fine this morning.”They really don’t like you doing over 100k, but 118 was hardly Formula 1 stuff. But then I’m not a policeman. If it’s 120 k in Switzerland (which I had told her) I should stick with that!”
Thanks for reading, as always dear chums. Tomorrow quite a long drive to Mt Cook, at the required and legal speed limit, of course!
Sleep well and live long and prosper.
M & M