Hello again and thanks again Teresa for all your comments....and yes we are out and about lol
Yesterday (Saturday) we waited here for a train 😃
This is the Silver Fern Dunedin Railway train taking us on a seaside trip....not the usual longer trek but a trip which is ok 😊 seasider info here
Woody was keen as usual 😄
and we were both happy too lol
looking out over the water in the bay
plenty of mountains in the distance
Woody was more than happy with his table seat and the conductor was very impressed lol
That steeple is on a cathedral and has a clock face built in.....story is that the priest was sick of parishioners being late to service so he had clocks installed on all four sides lol
a cruise ship had sailed in for the day.....we did this ourselves a few years ago and a lot of fun
Training across many little roads along the way
lovely views but must say on the way back even better but I had already taken all these snaps 😀
sheep under a massive fern tree.....
beautiful seaside view from along the track
we went through plenty of tunnels and this one was 1.3 kilometers
lovely clear water and the tide was rushing back in......
our return journey.....the came along and flipped the seats around so you were facing forward again.....neat
last snap on the train back......
we then had ourselves a much deserved late lunch of ribs/chicken and mixed vegetables ⚖😉
then out in the arvo to see this......
and no I did not plan to climb up this street lol
and incredibly steep it is and they put concrete instead of bitumen as in the summer that would melt and slide down the street.....eek
and we then went up Signal hill to check out this monument......
Otago Centennial Memorial…….Signal Hill…….Francis Shurrock, Sculptor
The figures sit, Buddha-like, in windswept isolation on Signal Hill. Vulnerable to the attacks of vandals, they gaze, on our behalf, over one of the finest views of Dunedin City from any of its surrounding hills. Or they would had the artist Francis Shurrocks’s symbolic programme not required that History gaze due West, his eyes forever fixed on Swampy Summit while his female companion stares in the opposite direction, to the radio masts on the Otago Peninsula.
The sculptures were installed in 1955 and the commission completed in June 1957 when stone plaques by Shurrock were added to the cenotaph. These show the New Zealand fern, the Scottish thistle and the Otago Provincial seal.
Yes copied this as sounded better than what I could put lol
and back at our motel here is one artwork up the driveway
and the other side.....
Well another busy time and will be back with more of todays outing xoxoxo