Another campervanner in the NZMCA park up in Dunedin told Kevin about the nearby Rock and Mineral Club and it’s mullock heap out the front, so we went and had a look there. Quite a few travelling people have animals with them; we’ve met several dogs and cats. In this park up alone we saw someone taking their cat for a walk using a harness and leash, and a dog left behind to successfully save it’s owner’s van space. We see a lot of animals – one night (not here) a friendly cat came to visit, settling itself in for the evening on my bed. A dog has been in also, but it’s owner called it back out. While here we’ve also bought a generator and been for walks in the bush, under the cliffs next to the park up. A walk is what we were doing when we heard about the murders happening in Christchurch. As we both still remember what we were doing when we heard about the Erebus aircrash all those years ago, I doubt we’ll ever forget what we were doing when we heard about the mass murder.
Just before leaving Dunedin we took a walk onto the flanks of Mt Cargill to see it’s basalt columns.
It wasn’t until after we left that our basalt mystery was solved!