Today we went to Tunnel Beach. Tourists were swarming; we had to remind ourselves how lucky we are that it is just two minutes drive from our house.
The “Tunnel” in the picture is not the tunnel you are looking for. The real tunnel was hand carved out of the soft rock about 100 years ago and takes you down to a little beach. It is pretty cool and if you are ever in Dunedin you should definitely visit, be prepared for a very steep walk back to your car…
Pigalinas went to the beach and had sandwiches and beer. There were about ten other groups of people around and we commented on how busy “our beach” was.
It is days like this that cement my not moving back to England. There would have been 10,000 people.
Beach walk with parents and dogs for Father’s Day.
We like to say that we are clean and green here in NZ. We would be, if we got rid of the large population of imbeciles that inhabit the land.
Today was World Oceans Day so I had a clean up of a particularly littered bit of coastline near my house. People drive past and biff their litter out of the car window and it makes me furious.
Among the usual ciggie packets, fast food rubbish and (crap brand) beer bottles – bogan litter – I picked up an empty packet of frozen peas, a 12 pack toilet roll wrapper, some child’s underpants and an ironic Coke bottle that had “I love beaches” printed on it.
FFS Dunedin, stop it.
The dog dictated where we could go today, having not had a big walk for a few weeks. He is not allowed on a number of the beaches on the Otago Peninsula, so we headed out to the area by Port Chalmers.
We went towards Osborne, along a long gravel road. We reached a part where a sign read “Track not suitable for vehicles”. After some deliberation we decided to walk the track to see where it ended up. We were glad we did – it came out at Purakanui Beach and there was a track up to the top of the cliffs that over looked Doctors Point. There were moments where I thought Tobias was about to cock his leg on a bush and fall to his doom.
We then went in search of a beer in the sun.
Hard to believe it is the start of Winter.
We didn’t do much today but the sun was out and the day felt extra long. Long weekends rule.
To Smaill’s Beach today for a change of scene and while there we saw two seals asleep in the sun. Why they pick the busy beaches I do not know.
Today the wind and rain eased (at least in my part if town, that trip to The Warehouse in South Dunedin sure messed up my hair) so it was beach time. It was also time for the Pigalinas to go for a run (Pigalina’s second for the year, Mr Pigalina’s third).
Tobias came with us on the run/walk and then sulked around the house as if he had never been outside.
Fish and Chips at the beach for tea. Don’t worry about our waistlines, we didn’t eat it all – thanks to Tobias deciding that the best route to take to bum-sniff another dog was right over the food. Sandylicious.
A number of things happened today but the photo ops were not forthcoming (and camera was flat) – visited the birds at the aviaries in the gardens, visited Mr Pigalina’s Grandad in hospital and somehow the salad for tea got frozen.
We also went to the beach, and as you can see it was crazy busy.