Friday, October 15, 2010

two things

penguin tour.
two things I loved about dunedin (pronounced dune eee din):

a restaurant filled with with kitschy collectibles...I literally found myself drooling over all of the vintage coffee carafes, and delicious food to boot

hiking miles in the dark at 4 in the morning across sand dunes and around huge sleeping sea lions to a hut on a lookout point where we sat and drank hot cider, ate muffins and watched the yellow eyed penguins make their daily trek down a steep trail to the water from their nests. it was barely light but we saw them and it was like finding a treasure. magic really. our guide, steven, was a local professor, originally from ireland. he studied penguins in antarctica and south africa and his love of penguins was contagious.

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