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Travel Blogs from Picton
... over to us :) Friday morning we tried Whale Watching again and despite the weather being clearer and warmer the sea was still unsafe to sail. Having seen it yesterday at South Bay marina, it was pretty rough! So we decided to head straight for Picton, 160km North. It was a beautiful drive. We tried to find a beach for lunch near Seddon but ended up lost at the end of an unpaved road. We could see the sea though. ...
... to see a massive ship loading wood in the bay before Picton and this was all that was there, a purpose built wood loading dock, the biggest industrial thing we've seen for a while, if not forever in NZ. So here we are in Picton, a nice little site for Motorhomes only (no tents) and a few cabins and only 600 metres from the ferry port gates, so most people here are about to go, or have just landed from, the ferry. Had a nice walk into town and along the ...
... smelly cows on the ferry !!
Picton is a lovely seaside port with great walks and views and we arrived to sun although a few degrees cooler than we have been use to, had to get the cardigans out. Rounded the day off with a meal and a glass of ...
... shape shimmied below me – a stingray! I told Erin I thought she had meant a jellyfish – I was so relieved it was a stingray!
All that remained was the birthday meal. Jeremy prepared mussels under the grill with garlic butter and salami and David barbecued the venison steaks that Andy and Gaye had kindly given us. With sauteed potatoes and onion and delicious salads prepared by Erin we had a meal fit for a king, well, Jeremy anyway....
... had a fairly relaxed first evening of three as we headed to a bar called "The Find" where they did cocktails in teapots combining two of our favourite things! The next evening we had planned to "go hard" as the Kiwi's say and go out clubbing/bar hoping so joined up to the Bar Crawl around QT. Lets just say a stagger home and into bed by 530am it was a funny night, becoming mates with the Scottish bar crawl rep, meeting lots of new people, lots of antics to which I ...
Other places to stay in Picton
27 Waikawa Road , Picton | 3 star hotelfrom $98
17-25 Waikawa Road, Picton | 3 star hotelfrom $93
Kenepuru Sound, Marlborough, RD2, Picton | 3 star hotelfrom $163
Queen Charlotte Sound, Picton | 4 star hotelfrom $363
303 - 307 Waikawa Road, Picton | Hotelfrom $113
45 High St., Picton | Hotelfrom $75
Picton Blenheim Highway, Picton | Hotelfrom $65