15.03.2013 - 15.03.2013
Started with a bus tour of Dunedin to help set our priorities for the day. Stopped at the steepest street in the world - Baldwin Street which Garry and Margy conquered. It has a gradient of 1 in 2.68. Sue completed the easier first half which was a lot more than the watchers at the base did. Then drove up to Sovereign Hill to look out over the city and the small harbour. A very Scottish town with substantial buildings in the CBD and red brick houses among the typical NZ timber houses. Churches constructed mainly from limestone are prominent in the central area along with the University of Otago. For our free choice activity we bypassed the cultural and geographic excursions and went on the tour of the Speight Brewery which apart from being 100 metres from the hotel also provided free tastings of all its products and then followed up with a very hearty lunch of soup and steak, pork ribs with fresh bread and another free drink.
Garry is off to the rugby on a $20.00 deal from the Ale House (pint of beer, ride to the stadium and return with another pint on return). Hurricanes V Highlanders in the new indoor stadium. A wonderful stadium to watch rugby. Close game with some great attacking back line and not too many scrums. Locals not happy with the result. Back to the ale house and, as it turned out, we were on free grog for the rest of the night. Too full of food to really take advantage.