South Island Day 12 : 4 April

Fine, 23°C

Another early start this morning to a partly cloudy sky.  I walked out to the beach and then around onto the rocks are the left hand end of the beach, and watched the sunrise develop.  After a nice sit on a rock for an hour or so I walked back to the beach, met Liz, and walked back to the van for some breakfast.

We packed up and left at 8:30am and drove back into Dunedin.  We wanted to see the Otago Wildlife Photography Competition Exhibition at the Otago Museums, so we drove back through town, got some supplies at a Countdown, then stopped briefly to get a shot of the Railway Station, then to the Museum.  Found a park on the street ( how about some parking for campervans in town DCC, so I don't have to take up 2 pay-and-display parks! )and walked to the museum a couple of blocks away.  It is surprisingly warm this morning given that we are well into Autumn and there is snow due next week.

We had a look around the exhibition, with some amazing photos on display, and then grabbed a coffee in the cafe at the museum.

Back to the van at 12pm and we drove out to Port Chalmers then up and over the windy road back to Waitati, and back onto SH1. North again stopping in Palmerston ( South ) for diesel then to Moeraki, our home for the night.

We checked in to the Moeraki Village Holiday Park ( $35 ), parked up, and had some lunch.  We spent the afternoon catching up on a few digital jobs then headed out to the Moeraki Boulders ( about 6 minutes up the road ) at 6:15pm.  The tide was quite high at the boulders, so we stayed as long as we dared then headed back to the Moeraki Harbour for the last of the sunset colour.

Back to camp at 7:15pm for some dinner.