Bay Of Many Coves
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... track. Some parts are over 1 , 2 or 3 days. The first destination was ok, they were there waiting for us. The second destination however was 3 people short. We waited for about 10 minutes but still no one in sight. The poor captain, or postie I suppose did not feel very good about leaving without them, as it was now late in the afternoon and getting darker. We all decided to wait for an hour, which we did. By now it was just about dark ...
... a lake. The area was first explored in 1642, but it wasn't until 1770 that anyone else came. Captain James Cook made five visits here in five years, raising the British flag and trading with the Maoris. The Maoris were here at least 800 years before the Europeans. The area wasn't really settled until 1848. Picton is named for Sir Thomas Picton one of Wellingtons generals who died in the battle of Waterloo. There is over ...
... names are probably already taken. On our drive from Coromandel to Taupo Jess asked if we would "drive this much everyday" and I reluctantly said we would not, so yesterday was a rest day of sorts spent in Taupo. Taupo, coincidentally, is a lot like Tahoe, a resort area on the shores a deep blue lake. Jess treated us to a night out of van for my birthday and we stayed at a nice B&B in town. I think any gift that also directly benefits the giver is ...
... brewery. Turns out Wellington has a big craft beer culture.
My second day in Wellington I went to the Wellington Museum of City and Sea, road the cable car, went to the Zealandia, Botanic Gardens, observatory, Parliament building, and played some soccer. All these places were amazing and I would recommend doing them.
Tomorrow I am taking the ferry to Picton and then getting on a bus to Nelson.
Leaving Wellington was just so heart breaking, we were so attached to Owl and Piglet that it was like leaving behind our babies. I must have looked like absolute battered wife trailer trash sat in Blondini crying at the harbour in Wellington as we waited for the boat over to Picton.
Travelling between the North and South is no cheap affair but we were more than surprised at just how comfy and nice the boat was. So used to the delayed and dull Condor at ...