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10/30   Right is Left
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12/08   The Catlins
12/09   Tunnel Beach

Tunnel Beach

2016-12-09

tl;dr: We picked up another traveler and visited Point and Tunnel Beach.

Ronja and I picked up another traveler: Rochelle. She is from Switzerland.

We visited Nugget Point Lighthouse. It was okay.

It turns out Ronja is actually Ronya. Apparently, Kiwis cannot pronounce Ronya, so she introduces herself as Ronja.

We visited Tunnel Beach. It was neat. And windy.

Driving these roads every day can really wear you out.

We finally made it to Dunedin, and we had plans to do more hiking after checking in at the Pavlova Palace hostel, but I had no ambition to drive another forty minutes and then back again. So Ronya and Rochelle went off shopping and I sat around being lazy reading a book.

The Pavlova Palace serves pavlova every night. It is a kiwi desert made from sugar and eggs. It is pretty good.

There are spoonbills down there.


Nugget Point Lighthouse


looking way down at sea lions


from Nugget Point Lighthouse


This is as close as you can get to Roaring Bay to see penguins. We saw none.


royal spoonbill


approaching tunnel beach


Tunnel Beach


the tunnel to Tunnel Beach






There is a sea lion sleeping between these rocks.


leaving Tunnel Beach




the Povlova Palace

see a google map of my 2016 trip

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