Tuesday, September 27, 2011

One Lovely Saturday

Several weeks ago Nick and I took a train trip from Dunedin to Pukerangi, just to get out of town for a few hours.  The train, run by the Taieri Gorge Railway, makes its way south of town, where it passes by several farm paddocks (we spotted our first baby lambs of the lambing season!) before heading inland through the Taieri Gorge.

Before catching our train, we had a wander and grabbed some snacks from the farmer's market, which takes place at the railway station every Saturday morning.  
We ran into Molly doing her shopping!
We hopped aboard, grateful for the beautiful sunny day and settled in for the ride.

We stopped here to stretch our legs

One tree hill

Taieri Gorge

One of many tunnels

Can you spot the viaduct?

Snowy Pukerangi
When we got back to Dunedin we decided to go to the city center for a beer and found a snow festival just about to start!  A nice ending to lovely Saturday.
They brought the snow in from Wanaka, 276 k's away!

Some ice sculptures

The competition

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