Special Perform by: Sullivan.W

Saturday, November 06, 2010

6th March Dunedin

We arrived Dunedin on this early morning, and I arranged to meet a new friend from my friend, he is: Bick Hong. A Malaysian from Sarawak state who study Landscape in University of Otago (hopefully I do have a good memory on this >.<)

He brought us to Botanic Garden of Dunedin, and here what we see~
When I saw the big white ribbon, I can make a guess which this maybe a wedding car
I'm not particular on car, definitely can't tell what car it is >.<

Since the driver seat placed on left hand side, I can only tell this car maybe can't drive out to the road

Well, finally we were told by Jason about this car was import from the State, and we found the reason we could take a photo with it ^o^
It's my only reason at least >.<

English garden huh~ This the entrance view of Botanic Garden

Unknown name flowers~

I think Bick Hong was told me before the name of this tree, but, I forget it after a turn of head
By the way, it does had a good smell from its body

Another unknown name flower, I'm quiet bad in gardening >.<
Even I had a lot of unknown, no doubtful is, I'm surrounded by the unknown happiness too~

Ah ha~ I can't stop myself to step on this~

It's really fun when you found your self get rid of the gravity
Hurray!!! People said it's hard to found the truth happiness from an adult
And I think, that because their can't stop them self to envy on those they think they are fortune than them
...... 5 mins we spend here like a kid


Bick Hong is a good host, straight away he brought us to the popular beach, The Tunnel Beach

There is no doubt for the beauty of the beach, we walk as fast as we can to reach the bottom of the cliff...

Can you see a tunnel there?
We were just half way to the beach, and the tunnel seems not clear to see from the photo we took~

Ya we would like to walk down further, but... we aware this notice~

Tunnel - 20 min downhill - 40 min uphill!!! Total will be 1 hour of walk, only ~~~
Sorry, this is an acid test for a city girl, and we all give up without a vote >.<

And, our greatest host brought us to Dunedin beach
The closer beach in the city
We had a slow walk along the coast line
Wind blow and bird fly in the air..... I left my foot print on the sand field, although the waves will wash through it....
How many of you can imagine our relaxation now?

Can you see Nike on the air? How coincident.... Just like the fate among strangers which will bring them along no matter how far apart of them

The view just looked beautiful under Jason's camera~


Suddenly, there's a disturbance from people, a man wear women's cloths with a wig run on the street and another man keep chasing behind him and seems like recording on him with his hand phone~

I didn't get more details on this matter, with refer on Bick Hong's calm face, I guess this is nothing new for Dunedin~

And we stay around 1 hour here end up with a photo of this beautiful beach~


I like a lake rather than a sea
I feel calm and peaceful with a lake, not a sea
What do you think about that?

I have no idea where about us of this lake in Dunedin
But the lake view was just awesome to me

I don't know whether people is allow to swim in the lake or not, but as I (and you) can see, there's some 'facilities' float on the lake. A float slide and a platform over there~

I would like to swim in the lake, 'unfortunately', I forget to bring out my changing cloths >.<

The sky is always too high for me in NZ
I wonder because of the 'blue' or the clouds were too low over here?
Or maybe, the wind is too strong here to bring out the clouds from the sky?
Can't get any reason of why....

Is wonderful to have an ice-cream while enjoying the view~


What a good relaxing place right?
I wish there's a lake view for my future house


Soon, the night arrived without any notified ~
It was just nice to have a drink after another busy day, even we were busy in travel


As a host, a good host, he treat us a cocktail with Frangelico and lemonade ~
Yes, I like cocktail, I know this by today ^.^

We were trying to learn the skill to make a good cocktail

Lucky, I learnt Majiong before, at least I won't be bored after a drink :P

Wakakaka..... Is my turn to win now

This, is the night of Dunedin
With the dark sea as the protector of the city, we slept tight over the night~

The End of first day in Dunedin...

Sunday, August 22, 2010

2 days at Catlins

5th March 2010
McLean Falls
State: Catlins, NZ

At the early morning we departed from the hostel straight toward to Catheral Cave, but we are not aware the cave will only available to access on 11am >.<
We knew the tide will falling from the morning, but we're not sure the time before we went there, finally we gonna wait for 2 hours for the gate to open.
Lucky, we pass by this McLean Falls before we arrived the cave, therefore we decided to visit the fall first while we are waiting for the access to cave.

一大早从暖暖的被窝中好不容易地爬起来,赶车到Catheral Cave看闻名胜地,谁知洞口上午11点才正式开门。幸好我们在来的时候途经McLean Falls,所以在等待‘洞闸’开之前,我们决定先参观一下没有在计划内的McLean Falls咯~

Ya, this is the McLean Falls. It doesn't look giant and it just a simple falls, but the nature of this simple place wake me up from sleepy, what a fresh and good morning ^^

这不过是一个不起眼的小瀑布,但旅者的心情在抵达这片垂手可得的纯洁大自然后是雀跃的,瞌睡虫都被赶跑了

It might look familiar like most of the post card that people sent to you before, but I can swear, you will never can imagine the real feeling until you are really here~

看起来很熟悉的图案,你甚至可以从很多杂志图片中看到过类似照片,但唯有真正的踏在这片土地上,你才会体会到这大自然带给你的震撼

Finally, we reach Catheral Cave. The water will comes up to the top of the cliff when high tide

终于到了Catheral Cave,只有在退潮后海水才会从悬崖处退下来

This is the part of the deep sea... The sea will fully cover this cave when high tide~

这就是洞口之所以出名的原因了,退潮后这洞口会完全显露出来。洞口已经那么高,退潮的海水量有多少才能空出这么大的洞口呢?

You can check it out by your observation, how much water need to fall back ward to empty the cave?

1, 2, 3!

How high can you jump up to?

你能跳多高?

A hole thought up to the sky

别有洞天
Inside the cave, part of the bottom of the sea

我们现在海底世界哦~

Looked giant, I do mean my shadow >.<
You can reflect to our dream, it always looked great than the real

不多怎么看都很短小的身影 >.<
不是说影子应该都是瘦瘦长长的吗?

This cave is great, and my great dream comes true eventually

梦想实现了,跳得再高也表达不了真正欢愉的心情~

The home of the mussel, we can touch it without dive deep into the sea, how amazing of the nature world!

生长在海床的贻贝,在这里你可以不必懂得潜水也能看得到它的老家
它长满在整个洞底和洞壁

中午了,离开了Catheral Cave我们有路经Florence Hill
Such a beautiful beach doesn't it?

Right at the afternoon, great sun shine illuminated the big land and the coast side, the world was just shine in front of us. Well, it do mean it when people name this as 'Florence Hill'

不愧是被命名为‘佛罗伦萨’的山丘,如天上之作般的精巧

We arrived another famous place here at Catlins, the Purakaunui Falls
Definitely you see this picture before, people use to draw for their painting, if you do like to paint, I'm sure you even draw this before.

喜欢画画的人一定有看过这情景,即使你不曾亲眼看过,但你的画笔可能画过~

This is real, not the picture we download or copy, we went to this paradise before~

我们真的到过这如画似梦的地方,感动得每寸肌肤都在颤抖着~

After Purakaunui Falls walked, we left the water and pass by the green green grass, hi-bye to the sheep while they are busy on their daily 'work'

Early Autumn day time is still longer, we still have our time to visit more places, sorry to this beautiful view, we might can arrange another time to spend with you >.<

大概还有六小时的太阳吧~ 我们在赶路到别的地方参观,虽然这里也很不错,但我们不能停下来了,一路上这风景一直陪伴着我们抵达下一个目的地

Kaka Point

我其实已经累坏了,即使是带着墨镜开车, 但还是觉得眼睛超累的....


There's a cafe at Kaka Point
Since we never eat anything after our breakfast, we decided to have our lunch here
As usual, I will order Fish & Chips, but there's two kind of fish that I can choose : Hoki & Blue Cod
According to Jason, he said Blue Cod is much more delicious~
And that's real

I know what's in your mind, too oily isn't it? That is the only thing we can eat, or else we gonna eat grass >.<>
都快要饿死了,哪里还管什么油不油腻的问题呢~

This is where we stay at Catlins, YHA
We choose here because of the garden view, although this picture doesn't show well at all >.<
But the gardens over there are beautiful all the while, they have many type of flower, bigger than human face, what a sham is, they didn't have my favorites flower, the Tulip, sigh...


The dinning place

Our bedroom, 4 dorms

After we load down our luggages, straight away we drove to Nugget Point
Oh ya, the nuggets are float on the sea, you will see later, this is just our start point to walk over this long~~~~~ way

Don't miss understand, I was just said I like Nugget Point, so was Samantha

很悠闲地在看海
凉风徐徐,艳阳暖暖,海浪滔滔,云朵绵绵
此刻我多希望有把我的睡袋带来,可以在此睡个午觉也好

Can U see my tired face showed? Nope? Then I'm a good actress

Ya, confess what U see, that's a real penguin, far away from us
U probably able to see how far they are from us through my attached video

团圆照,一起笑~

This track was killing me I swear!

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