Dunedin, New Zealand
Dunedin was our first port in the “land of the long white cloud”, but a pretty “pink” cloud greeted us as we approached the harbor that morning. Carol wasn’t feeling well so she decided to cancel her excursion and rest.
The excursion included a visit to Olveston House, built in 1904-06 for a wealthy importer, David Theomin. The magnificent 35-room Jacobean-style mansion was designed by London architect, Sir Ernest George. The eclectic furnishings and personal items were lovingly preserved and provided an interesting perspective of the gracious lifestyle of the owners.
After a brief tour of the city, where we saw the long line of passengers waiting to return to the ship, we went to the Botanical Garden. The Garden, established in 1863, boasted a large display of roses, camellias, and other native plants. Floral photography is one of my favorites, so I was happy to take lots of photos, several with bees!
Back on board the ship, Carol wasn’t feeling any better and seemed to be getting worse. I encouraged her to visit the ship’s doctor.