|Jake and his Mama|
Have you ever been to Tunnel Beach in Dunedin, Otago? It is a magical place. After a trek down the hill you find a tunnel cut into the hillside, you follow the steps down and walk out into the loveliest cove. Very popular in the summer. The beach has a tragic story behind it... In the 1870s workmen employed by John Cargill, a son of Captain William Cargill, excavated a tunnel down to a secluded beach so that the Cargill families could bathe in privacy. Story sourced from here.
I do believe that Captain Cargill's daughter tragically drowned at Tunnel Beach. That may just be a local legend though.
|Mr. Fox halfway down the track to Tunnel Bea|
These photos were taken on January 1st 2010, it was a great day to visit Tunnel Beach. Photos can't really capture how wonderful it really is.
|Here comes the Snow!!|
This photo was taken when my family celebrated Mama Fox's Birthday on-board the Taieri Gorge Railway Train. It was a winters day.....as we reached the top of the gorge a huge cloud filled with snow came rolling in. It was so much fun to be on-board such a wonderful old train all safe, snug and together watching the snow fall! I highly recommend the trip, I have been on the train trip three times and would go again. It is amazing.
Well that's enough tripping down memory lane, housework and dinner beckons!!