Dunedin to Timaru!
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On our way out we found Baldwyn Street which is the worlds steepest street. We drove up and down it. No way would we attempt the walk.
We didn't plan on doing too much as we wanted to get to Timaru and meet Rodger and Merja. Rodger had suggested that we might want to stop and look at the Moeraki Boulders - Kaihinaki. They are a geological wonder on the east coast of the South Island, 40 Kms south of Oamaru.
They are large sperical rocks on the beach that the Maori's once related to Te Kai Hinake (food baskets) washed ashore from the wreck of the great canoe Arai Te Uru.
Today geologists see tham as the product of a natural process taking millions of years.
It was interesting to see and we enjoyed the little walk along the beach. There is a carpark that you can walk there from (depending on the tide) or there is a restaurant a bit further up the beach and there is a walkway/steps down to the beach but they ask for a $2 donation.
From there we continued to Oamaru, although we didn't stop there, we drove around the historic section of the town. We could see that we would have to come back here one day (next trip) and spend some real time here.
Then other than a stop for lunch just before reaching Timaru, we went to find Rodger & Merja's house.
Although we had never met before and had only spoken on the phone once, we received a wonderful, warm friendly greeting. They took us for a drive around their local area and for a drink before heading back to their house to get ready for dinner at Benny's which has a movie theme ie a statue of Marilyn Munroe with the dress that was blowing up.
A good day, good company, good night. We stayed at Rodger & Merja's house which was great.