The Soldiers Monument Lookout

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The following morning Dunedin’s one-day heat wave ended and under heavy cloud cover I set off with an aim to reach the Soldiers Monument Lookout on the Otago Peninsula. From there, I would continue along one of the tracks that lead down to Tomahawk Lagoon and the beach. The thing about seeing Dunedin by foot is that there really aren’t many places you can walk without encountering a hill of some kind. On this occasion, I made my way up through the streets of Waverley before emerging on Highcliff Road where I followed a narrow path that offered wonderful views looking straight down the Harbour. When I had at last reached a viewing point that had been constructed for vehicles and people such as myself, I stopped to take in the scene before me. I stood for a while, marveling at the careful planning and ingenious thinking to place double power poles in a location to obstruct what would otherwise be an astonishing scene. After a few moments contemplating other possible features that could be erected to block the view, I headed off through the long grass.

One thought on “The Soldiers Monument Lookout”

  1. Lovely view bit of a walk though thank you for showing us the view without the walk for those of us who wouldn’t make it now !

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