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Sat Jan-04 Baldwin Street, Otago Museum, Larnach Castle, Bell Pepper Blues
After breakfast the kids and Lisa went to the warm salt water pool, while Ben worked on photos. Then we all drove over to Baldwin Street to drive up the "World's Steepest Road" in the Range Rover -- it was pretty steep, though some streets in San Fransisco seem as steep, and the Range Rover handled it with perfect aplomb.

We went to the Otago Musuem, had a quick lunch, toured a few exhibits, and then headed out to Larnach Castle. Built in 1871, it was quite magnificient to behold, even on such a foggy day -- could have been in Scotland on the moors, except for the broad, enclosed veranda.

The we headed back to our lodgings for a bit of quiet time before driving back into town for dinner at Bell Pepper Blues, where we enjoyed a 2001 Mt. Difficulty Pinot Noir from the Central Otaga. We had mixed experiences with the food -- Ben thought it was on of our best meals in New Zealand, while Lisa was quite underwhelmed. The wine, on the other hand, was quite nice, a mix between an Oregon and California Pinot Noir. Overall the Pinot Noir wines we had were of the highest apparent quality, at much more reasonable prices than the Bordeaux-style wines.

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