Friday, 11 February 2011

Invercargill to Dunedin. Feb 12th

We set off after a good breakfast on the “Scenic” route to Dunedin…. Or so we thought. We soon found ourselves however on the main road however (SH1) and had to do some serious cross-country to get back on the coastal road. This road degraded to a gravel path at times, but rewarded us with some spectacular views of the sea and coastline. At one point we were directed to the “Fossil Forest”, where thousands of years ago a volcano ash flow engulfed a forest and turned its trees to stone and then deposited them on the shore line. These can still be seen today, though fossil hunters have taken large chunks of “Trunk” away in the past. We also saw cormorants drying off after a hunting swim and vast seaweed kelp beds swishing around in the ebb and flow of the waves.  Not a lot of photos today as we were driving in fairly constant rain, but tomorrow (weather permitting) we intend to sight see in Dunedin. (NZ's Edinburgh) Photos here

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