St Clair, Dunedin, New Zealand

St. Clair a few kilometres from the bustling Dunedin has a small beach but great waves attracting surfers of all abilities.  Nearby, is the breathtaking Otago Peninsular and St. Kilda’s beach. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Clair,_New_Zealand

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Oamaru, New Zealand

Oamaru is a charming seaside town between Christchurch and Dunedin.  In the 1860’s it was a boomtown claiming to be bigger than Los Angeles but the town grew too fast and Wikipedia informs that,” by the time of the depression of the 1880s Oamaru had become the “best built and most mortgaged town in Australasia”.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oamaru

http://www.historicoamaru.co.nz/index.html

We stayed at the North Star Motel, not the smartest place to look at but the restaurant served the most delicious rump of Lamb.

http://www.northstarmotel.co.nz/PicsHotel/Northstar/Brochure/EveningSeptember2013.pdf

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Sydney, Australia

Stopping over in Sydney to catch up with Sophie, our niece, our friend Nicholle and to settle into the Australasia timezone.

We visited the Suburban Noir exhibition at the Museum of Sydney, an exhibition of Police photographs dating from the 50s and 60s showing the darker side of Australia during those days.

http://www.hht.net.au/whats_on/exhibitions/exhibitions/suburban_noirhttp:

We went to Manly for lunch with Sophie where the temperature hit 35C.

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