Thursday October 20th, Mt. Cook – Dunedin

It was cold (7 degrees) and raining again in the morning but we hoped that by the time we drove off it would clear again. No such luck. Our first stop on the way to Dunedin was the Clay Cliffs, a short distance passed Twizel. There’s an “honesty box” for paying $5 to enter private land and there are two gates we needed to open before we reached the cliffs. When we arrived at the parking spots the rain had stopped and while walking uphill to the cliffs the sun came out. It was  steep climb at the end but well worth the effort. On the way back to the car the clouds came back and it started raining again.

We continued our drive south and stopped for fuel and lunch in Oamaru before visiting the Moeraki boulders. Once again we were lucky as the rain stopped while we walked the beach.

With rain coming down again we continued to Dunedin for a short visit to town center with it’s Octagon, St Paul’s Cathedral, Law courts and train station (in Flemish Renaissance style). Tomorrow should be dry but chilly at 12 degrees, let’s wait and see…

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