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Nice half day trip to Sandymount
« on: January 26, 2010, 11:53:50 AM »
We took a trip out on the Otago Peninsula to visit Sandymount, Lover's Leap and the Chasm.  There are a number of tracks that take you out to all of these features.  Sandymount is the highest point and we started off by heading up there first.  Unfortunately the track was a bit overgrown with gorse and other nasty stuff so we had to push our way through it before reaching the top.  At the top there is a trig and an information plaque, but unfortunately it's a bit overgrown at the top too, so the views are hard to see.

After Sandymount, we took the loop path around and down to Lover's Leap.  There is a lookout there, from which you can look down into a gaping hole and see some impressive cliffs.  Rock climbers were having a go at making their way up the cliffs.  The walk loops around a bit further, and you come to The Chasm, again another impressive lookout down a sheer drop.  From The Chasm it was back to the car and back to Dunedin.
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