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Our first night in Picton was spent at The Park Regis Hotel. After a full NZ breakfast we set off in search of the Queen Charlotte track set high on the Marlborough Sound for a good tramping. Note - for rambling / walking New Zealanders use 'tramping'. For overtime working New Zealanders use the expression 'to toil'. Subtle changes on the same meaning. Stopping en route at a beautiful bay we got chatting to an elderly ...
... on one side and look down on planes landing on the other side. We couldn't make out South Island across the water. That's for tomorrow. We wandered through the city and sat in the sun at the waterfront, meeting Janet for a tour of Te Papa, the city's Museum, before the rain came. The geography lessons in NZ are alive and active. Not only are there live volcanoes, but ...
... time we have had exceptionally good customer service. An hour after I wrote that I could not find much evidence of the wood industry I found it at Picton Harbour, thousands and thousands of tree logs stacked high waiting to be shipped out. As we were walking through the Marina at Picton to the town we saw 3 huge stingrays, apparently they come into the marina to escape the Orca whales that come into the Sound (the whales eat the ...
... Oyster bay for instance). I wish we could have stopped for a good wine tasting ( and buying ) afternoon but unfortunately we had to press on. These last few days have just been a marathon, and it is not over !
Picton is not very nice. It's the town where you catch the ferry to go to the North island basically. The bay with its little harbour and wharf is quite pretty ...
... It was $22 NZ (around $18 US) which I wasn't going to pay until I saw signage with Tuatara's on it. The tuatara is a lizard-type specie endemic to New Zealand, meaning they are only found here. I won't bore you nerding out on this awesome reptilian--just know they are basically like little dinosaurs and I've been dying to see them for a long time. Clearly, I paid the aquarium fee and walked in with the biggest smile on my face.
Amongst the little blue ...