So we got to Dunedin for lunch rather than breakfast and enjoyed a really terrific fish & chips in the Best Café which has been around for 80 years and probably hasn't been re-decorated since it first opened. We really liked Dunedin despite the wind and the rain, we both felt quite at home there, it seeming more British (specifically Scottish I should say) than Kiwi. Lots of solid old Victorian buildings built on a hilly site, in grey stone. It has some good restaurants and we found a great little pub one night serving hand-pulled beer in real pint glasses so Mike was happy.
The rain didn't let up at all that day so we visited the Settlers Museum, booked a train trip up the Taeri Gorge for Saturday and checked into our little unit at Hogwartz Backpackers, which is in the old Bishop's Palace and proved a good central, warm, place to stay. We had a good double room with kitchen and shower all to ourselves, and parking space.
|The Railway Station was rather lovely, shining tiles and a great train mosaic on the floor|
|Some of the carriages were the original wooden ones so you could stand out on the viewing platforms and look down onto the river gorge|
|Our final morning and the weather had turned cold and blowy again. We wrapped up warm and did and final walk around the headland at the northern end of Sandfly Bay|