Our trip to the South Island is getting closer and closer. We did arrive at the Wellington check in area just a little earlier than necessary. Luckily, I had a good book which I almost finished while we waited for 12.45pm to arrive.
The expected southerly change arrived during our crossing of Cook Strait and brought rain and misty conditions. I was intrigued by the navigational aids on the hill as we entered Queen Charlotte Sound, so decided to include this less than wonderful representation. The channel at the entrance to the sound was narrower than I remembered from the last time I used a ferry to take me back to the South Island.
After just a little over three hours sailing from Wellington to Picton, we were called to return to our vehicles. We expected it to take forever to get off the ferry – it had certainly taken a long time to embark – but we were off very smartly. All in all, the experience was smooth and worry free. Now we were in the South Island, what adventures might we manage to unearth?