It’s pronounced done-e-din.
We took a walk around the small town that we docked in before getting on a small bus for a guided tour. Neil plans all of the tours. It’s better than paying the cruise ship company more money for the same tours. Plus the tours through the cruise company generally have 50-60 people. Neil does a bunch of research, makes certain that the company we do pick has a guarantee to get everyone back to the ship on time, reads reviews and then we pick. Neil’s attention to detail has always come through!
From the ship we could see that the towns landscape was something out of a fairytale.
On the tour, we drove up to Dunedin, which has lots of schools 🏫 and universities. All of the names on the buildings were in both English and their native language. The South Island had only one country- what we call tribes. I thought that Australia celebrated their aborigines quite well but New Zealand does it even further. The Maori are not just celebrated, they evidently were compensated for stealing their land and destroying their villages. I am not sure who compensated them, but because they were given land, and a sum of money, they are quite established, at least from what we saw in Dunedin. This particular town was settled by the Spaniards.
After some light sightseeing, we went through the countryside. Green comes in many different shades here
And there are sheep everywhere. I don’t know why they need no much room, but each sheep 🐑 has many acres to choose from And, yes, they sometimes fall into the ocean 🌊
The beaches are pristine, but it takes a skill to drive the roads to get to them
It was a nice day driving around, but it’s a small town with little to do but celebrate the graduates 🎓 or watch cricket