Our lawn has turned to moss, there has been so much rain this July - according to records, it has been the wettest July for some decades.
At last a break in the clouds. Dunedin has had the least July sunshine of all the main centres in New Zealand. What a grey old month it's been.
This winter saw the uncovering of a major heritage site for Dunedin, when contractors digging out a basement for a new shopping mall going up in Dunedin, came across an old pioneer road. Back then (in the mid-1800's) the roads were so boggy in the winter, Dunedin was nicknamed 'Mudedin'.
The manuka log road shows the efforts of the early settlers to make a way over the mud. What a bone shaker.
As this filmclip shows, it is intended to preserve the road, as is, and make it accessible for the public to view.