There have been no Pigalina updates since Monday because photos of mounds of tissues and other flu paraphernalia are unpleasant.
Tobias has been a loyal companion over the past few days, hanging out with me on the sofa while we cleared the back-log of cheesy horrors and rom-coms that had been recorded.
Today is my first outing, other than to the doctor or shop for tissues and pills. I have brought Tobias to the dog park to rid some of the guilt of him being trapped, bored, at home.
How he has so much wee in him is beyond me.
We awoke to snow in Hawea which almost meant a whole day inside keeping warm. It soon stopped so the day’s plan – a trip to Queenstown was back on.
We headed to Below Zero, a bar in a refrigeration unit where the seats, sculptures and glasses are made out of ice. My fingernails felt like they were going to drop off and Daddy Pigalina’s juice froze solid.
On the way back to Hawea we stopped off in Kawarau Gorge where Mummy Pigalina did a bungy jump! Not our average Saturday.
Dunedin’s Baldwin Street is the World’s steepest street. Today, for a change of scene we decided to tackle it for the dog’s walk.
The Pigalinas had a Dunedin Date today – a grand day out in our home town. We started at Sandfly Bay where we saw eight seals. And it was as steep on the way back up the sand hill as I had remembered. We then had coffee at Portobello’s Penguin Cafe where I ate a deliciously crunchy Yellow Eyed Penguin (gingerbread). There was a brief visit to St Clair before lunch in the Octagon and a look at an exhibition in the Dunedin Public Art Gallery. It is fun being a tourist in your own town. You must keep telling yourself this when you are dressed like a dork in your walking clothes in the middle of town – your touristy walking pants riding up to show your “dogs of the world” socks and your running shoes while you try to look like a cool person who lunches at bars.
Had lunch at Moeraki Boulders.
Saw in our Dunedin Tracks and Trails book that Bruce’s rocks were only 10 minutes away from home so we headed out to have a look. Not sure if we found them but if so they appear to be some rocks. Possibly once owned by Bruce.
Mr Pigalina, Tobias and I went to The Organ Pipes on the side of Mount Cargill today. Nobody else was around, lovely and peaceful.
Nice weather today so Tobias, Mr Pigalina and I went for a walk. Originally we had planned to walk by a stream but changed our minds and decided to check out Nicol’s Falls as we had never heard of them. When the sign says sturdy shoes required do not think your stream-suitable flip-flops and long skirt will be ok (mud caked feet and a pulled groin beg to differ). However, it was good to check out a new place in our own town.