Bay Of Many Coves
Travel Blogs from Picton
From Nelson it was supposed to be a relatively short drive east to our next destination Picton. However the heavy rain continued so the drive took us a bit longer. There was excess water everywhere around the road and fields became temporary lakes and in some areas the water was flowing on the roads, as well. Occasionally we had to slow down for the rain was so heavy the screen wipers were ...
Today was totally overcast so was a good time to head down to the free Te Papa museum on the waterfront. It was pretty good, especially the sea section where there lay the only preserved colossal squid in the world, which was as you might expect big and gross. And there were also loads of skeletons of dolphins and whales on display including one of ...
... the door was open. The first pair jumped out and it was all happening very very fast. I said my goodbyes to Jordan who was sat behind me without a care in the world, as I was convinced I was about to plummet to my death. My legs went over the edge, I put my head back, screamed and swore too many times to remember, and then we tumbled out. It was the most amazing feeling, and my photos and video reflect my feelings perfectly ! Terrified, amazed and dazed. We free fell for ...
... I loved it, I could have stayed there forever – I think I have said before that I am like my star sign – Cancer the crab – put me on sand and I am immediately at home.
Beyond Totaranui there is a cliff then another curve of golden sand which is Goat Bay. Further around again and beyond what we can see is Awaroa Bay, only accessible by 4WD vehicles or boat. The whole area is run by DOC who charge $15 pp to stay the night in your camper. In NZ ...
... house. These were full of colour and had such varied areas of planting.
The Te Papa Museum is also impressive and will be remembers for the displays but also the fast internet speed and unlimited coffee refills!
In the evening we were joined by Ruth's brothers and parents for a meal in a pub five minutes from our camp site.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet