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Dunedin to Christchurch.

NEW ZEALAND | Wednesday, 31 October 2007 | Views [478]


We headed out of Dunedin to a small beach just north called ‘Boulder’ beach for obvious reasons as you can see, the boulders were created over millions of years; but were have been told at least three versions of how. We gather that no one really knows how? They do look good though, the centres are hollow and some have broken open to show what has formed on the inside. Well we made the detour to go past the Lakes on the way to Christchurch , and were not disappointed with the views yet again; won’t bore you with details again as we came here in our first week. We did decide to break the journey up a bit by staying at a hostel called Buscot Station, just outside Omarama; and we’re glad we did. We were greeted by Rabbit the Lamb, yes a Lamb called Rabbit. Rabbit was found alone in the field when his mother abandoned him after a difficult birth, he got his name because he looked like a Rabbit due to his enlarged and misshapen head but was White; Tony (the Farmer) thought a White Rabbit was strange and went to see. Tony said that Rabbit wanted to live, and refused to give up on his very short life; even though Tony thought he would die within the hour. Rabbit is now a week old and thinks he’s a dog (I know this is confusing, but read on) Rabbit was taken in by John and hand raised in the hostel because as John said ‘he refused to give up, and that’s rare in a Lamb’ and because John has two dogs; Rabbit has learnt from them a few tricks. Rabbit greets the cars as he’s learnt they will love him and he may just get into the hostel without John knowing, not a good thing because unlike the dogs; Rabbit is definitely not House trained. Rabbit also begs for food, and when he’s not getting attention he head butts the patio doors. In the morning we headed to the Lakes via a small Salmon farm to sample the Oak, Sugar and Rum Smoked Salmon; very nice not your average ‘backpacker’ food. After the Lakes we headed back on track to Christchurch for our second visit, the only place Andy can get a Kite Buggy and hopefully exchange Em’s Surfboard. One thing we did not know, this weekend is ‘Labour day’ bank holiday so everything is shut; including the sports shops. So another night was added to our Christchurch visit, we are not leaving here without a Buggy and Surfboard! At last we found a shop with a good selection of Surfboards for Em to look at, after a very long while viewing and talking to ???? the shop owner; Em walked out with pride clutching her new Surfboard. A new design Quad fin 7’ 3” board, bag and accessories; guess what Em is bringing home to the UK? Andy’s shop, still closed!!!!!!!!! We’ve decided to head out for a couple of days to the Bank Peninsular and come back AGAIN.

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