#40 - more catlains to dunedin (techincally aramoana)

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Purakanui Falls

*****DAY FIFTY-FOUR (Sun, Jan 25th) - MORE CATLAINS COVERED & FINALLY MADE IT TO THE HAZYM RANCH IN DUNEDIN*****

I had more Catlains to do today.  I had missed the "Lost Gypsy Gallery" on my way to Owaka...I didn't have time for it yesterday, so I decided to back track.  And I'm SO glad I did.  It was SOOOO cool.  This guy has spent 5 years building this cool place with all these crazy electronic gadgety things.  You will know what I mean when you look at pictures.  SO cool.

OH WAIT - I didn't mention....guess who I ran into getting coffee this morning?!?  THE BIKING GROUP.  I think we were all seriously starting to wonder who was stalking who.  Very funny.  It was great to see them & have coffee with them! 

I then saw some more waterfalls (okay, I'm just about getting over the whole waterfall thing I have to say!) & then for some reason I wanted to go back to Surat Bay to see if I could see more sea lions.

View up to the lighthouse.
  I thought maybe there weren't as many last night because it was so late.  So, I drove the 6k out of my way to check it out again.  Not sure it was worth it - but it was nice to walk on the beach again & see more National Geographic moments.

More driving & of course I decided to make the drive out to Nugget Point.  More gorgeous views, seals, etc.  The highligh of Nugget Point was going into the Art Gallery of this funky lady.  She did all these energy paintings & crystal thingys & card reading, etc.  You know how I love that stuff!  I actually ended up buying some rose quartz from her & a painting.  :)  It was really an experience.  I just shipped the painting home today - so we'll see what I think of it when I see it again when I get home in June!  She was definitely a trip & had some beautiful artwork!

THEN I was finally on to Dunedin to get to Chris & Heidi's.

  I originally thought I'd get there early in the day, but my day took much longer than I expected!

ANYWAY, FINALLY after a long crazy drive out to their place....I made it to the HazyM Ranch, as they call it!  It is SOOOOO awesome.  I love their place...it's in Aramoana...out past Port Chalmers....at the end of the Peninsula.  They are directly across from the end of the Otago Peninsula where the albatross colony is.

They were just sitting down to a ridiculous dinner of fresh paua they just caught, steak, chicken, salad, etc.  Chris & Heidi had some friends over who were so nice as well.  We just drank wine, sat outside in the gorgeous weather & hung out.   I am SO happy to be here!  :)

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Purakanui Falls
Purakanui Falls
View up to the lighthouse.
View up to the lighthouse.
This is for you Kendra!
This is for you Kendra!
Woo hoo Kendra!  Go quilts!
Woo hoo Kendra! Go quilts!
Look - its another car with licen…
Look - it's another car with lice…
Inside the Lost Gypsy Caravan!
Inside the Lost Gypsy Caravan!
All kinds of little inventions in …
All kinds of little inventions in…
Such a cool place!
Such a cool place!
Everything is made out of recyled …
Everything is made out of recyled…
Thats a wood pigeon just chilling…
That's a wood pigeon just chillin…
Another funky invention.
Another funky invention.
You have to pedal to get the t.v. …
You have to pedal to get the t.v.…
Just some pretty flowers.
Just some pretty flowers.
A closer shot of the pretty flower.
A closer shot of the pretty flower.
Thats the guy that created the Lo…
That's the guy that created the L…
This is a gum boot basketball shoo…
This is a gum boot basketball sho…
You are so curious to know what ha…
You are so curious to know what h…
Outside the Lost Gypsy Gallery.
Outside the Lost Gypsy Gallery.
The Lost Gypsy Gallery.
The Lost Gypsy Gallery.
Another funky rental van.
Another funky rental van.
Instead of a jumping picture - I d…
Instead of a jumping picture - I …
Picture of the sign so I can remem…
Picture of the sign so I can reme…
I went back down to Suart Bay to g…
I went back down to Suart Bay to …
Jon Craig - this picture is for yo…
Jon Craig - this picture is for y…
Jon Craig - this is also for you! …
Jon Craig - this is also for you!…
Pretty view from Nugget Point.
Pretty view from Nugget Point.
Walk out to Nugget Point.
Walk out to Nugget Point.
View from Nugget Point.
View from Nugget Point.
Walking back from Nugget Point.
Walking back from Nugget Point.
I just thought that was so cute!
I just thought that was so cute!
Art Gallery & Crystal shop.
Art Gallery & Crystal shop.
Sign outside her shop.
Sign outside her shop.
This is Joanne - I just had to buy…
This is Joanne - I just had to bu…
Restaurant at Kaka point.
Restaurant at Kaka point.
The Milazzos Hazy M Ranch!!!  SO …
The Milazzo's Hazy M Ranch!!! SO…
More of the Hazy M Ranch.
More of the Hazy M Ranch.
A real live chicken coop!
A real live chicken coop!
View from their driveway - thats …
View from their driveway - that's…
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