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Full Circle

Day 153: Dunedin to Milton

South Island, New Zealand 
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Last look at the splendours of South Island. Queenstown, Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkable Mountains.
Michael Palin - Full CircleTwenty-five miles south of Dunedin, at the small, inconspicuous town of Milton, we reach the southernmost point of our progress down this side of the Pacific Rim. At no point on our journey will we be further away from Britain. Yet nowhere has looked more like Britain. A Gothic spire rises from a red brick parish church. There is a Salvation Army hostel, a Cosy Dell Rest Home and an advert for 'Frosty Boy' lollipops - 'Often Licked, Never Beaten'. The gardens, and the fields beyond, could be straight from my Yorkshire birthplace at around the time of my birth.

The South Pacific Ocean rolls in a couple of miles from Milton, the same ocean that I stood beside at Diomede, twenty-two thousand miles and twenty-two weeks' travelling time ago. We're halfway there.
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PALIN'S GUIDES

  • Series: Full Circle
  • Day: 153
  • Country/sea: New Zealand
  • Place: Milton
  • Book page no: 211

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