Day 28 of our Visit to Australia and New Zealand

January 6th, 2012

Toured the Cadbury factory, visited the Otago Museum and walked up Baldwin Street


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We started out at the Cadbury factory in Dunedin. There was limited picture taking allowed on the tour, but we did get quite a few samples along the way.
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After the Chocolate tour, we went back to the Otago Museum. This albatross is hanging in the the lobby and I couldn't help photoshopping out the string.
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According to a plaque in the museum, there were 39 flightless birds in NZ at some point and 31 of these are now extinct. The image above is a Takahē, which had been thought to be extinct, but was rediscovered in 1948. Wiki indicates that "In total there were 225 remaining birds, but in July 2008, a Department of Conservation worker shot one on Mana Island, after mistaking it for a pukeko during a cull".
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Spencer going after a picture of a dead hedgehog. Hedgehogs are not native to NZ, but are amoung the introduced species which threaten the flightless birds as they pretty much eat everything including bird eggs. (I think they are cute, but agree that they don't belong with flightless birds.)
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Here we are on what might be the world's steepest residential street (Wiki).
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Spencer as viewed from an overlook above the street.
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Wandering back from Baldwin Street, we stepped into this second-hand bookstore and were greated by the owner who had been a reference librarian. He was very chatty about his career and then talked how great America was, especially when he was a kid. We enjoyed talking with him. At some point, he had to leave to visit the bank and left us to mind the store. Here we are wondering what to do.
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We went across the street from the bookstore for smoothies (S&J), beer(P) and wine(C) at a place called Filadelfo's and took a picture of the bookstore. We had a nice view of the bookstore mentioned above.
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Here we are in Filadelfo's.
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A fun poster inside of Filadelfo's - Sanitized tape worms as a weight-loss program.
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We do a lot of walking on these vacations. According to Google, our trek today was 8.9km. If you look at the larger map, you can also appreciate the layout of the city: Dunedin is on a bay and has lots of pretty hills and parks within its borders.
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