invercargill to dunedin

day 10 and we’re in invercargill before hitting the road to dunedin.

we’ve been very lucky with the weather, but today is a bit cold and dreary.

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on the way to dunedin we took the southern-most route along the coast. our first stop was at curio bay

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next stop was tautuku. the bark on this tree reminded me of a topographical map.

the tree on the right is a lancewood – stick like as a juvenile (10 to 15 years) with pointy teeth on its long skinny leaves, it then morphs into a traditional broadleaf. one of the theories is that the tree developed it’s defenses to protect it from the now extinct moa.

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how many places on the planet can you stand alone on a beach like this?

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