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Dunedin (April 2017)

30 April 2017
We spent 3 days in Dunedin, which is a city of 120,000 people and lots of things to do. We stayed in the CBD and enjoyed walking around the city of old Victorian Buildings. St. Paul's Catholic Church is in the center of the city and is an impressive structure. The organ was amazing, with more than 3500 pipes. It was made in England in 1919, shipped to NZ, and is considered one of the finest organs in the southern hemisphere. We toured the Cadbury Chocolate Factory. Cadbury was originally founded in England in the 1800s, and opened a factory in Dunedin in 1930. The tour included lots of tasting opportunities (Yum!) and was very interesting. Unfortunately, we could not take pictures, except outside. Gail fell in love with the "Jaffas", an orange coated chocolate. We also toured the Speight's Brewery, where the saying is "Get your mates and Speights . . ." Again, we had several tasting opportunities and definitely enjoyed the tour! (See Photos)

We spent a half day at the Otago Museum which was very large and we saw a featured movie on the Humpback Whales. We also enjoyed the Maori exhibit, where they had a "Waka Taua" (war canoe) and lots of wood carvings. One of the traditional carving designs seen everywhere in NZ is the "Wheku" (carved face) typically found on the gables of meeting houses. They also had a life-like Moa bird, which was 12 feet tall and weighed >500 pounds. The Moa was one of the many flightless indigenous birds of NZ. But, the Polynesian people hunted the bird to extinction by the 1400s. We also spent a half day on the Dunedin Railways Taieri Gorge trip. We traveled through several tunnels, most of which were unenforced and barely wide enough for the train. We also crossed over viaducts that looked as if they were historic structures, not up to today's standards. There were some pretty views and at least Tony got to enjoy the scenery without driving for a change. (See Photos)

Another nearby attraction is the Otago Peninsula, where you can see Albatross, but unfortunately, it was not the right season. However, we did go to the Larnach Castle on the peninsula and toured the castle and gardens. The castle was built in the 1800s and still has much of the original furnishings. The gardens were at bit past their glory as it was fall, but the grounds were beautiful and the views were spectacular. We also did a hike at the Tunnel Beach Walkway, just south of Dunedin. The hike was a steady 20 minute downhill track to a point. There was a mansion at the top of the hill and the owner built a tunnel at the point to allow his children to access the beach, surrounded by striking cliffs. The hike back up the walkway took 40 minutes! But, it was worth it and we got our exercise. (See Photos)

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Vessel Name: Cetacea
Vessel Make/Model: Cheoy Lee 53' Motorsailor
Hailing Port: Houston, Texas, USA
Crew: Tony Wessendorff & Gail Corrigan
About:
After 25 fun filled years as an environmental consulting firm owner, Gail sold her company and she and her husband, Tony the CFO, retired to go sailing on their boat Cetacea (see photo gallery). Cetacea was in St. [...]
Extra: P.S. Cetacea is the higher order biological name for whales and dolphins. Whales and dolphins are cetaceans. And our boat is a big fat whale of a boat, hence the name Cetacea! Not to mention that Tony & Gail, like all sailors, love whales.
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