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Travel Blogs from Picton
... 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....
... arrived in Queenstown and I'd apparently accidentally booked into a hostel ... Awkward. So awkward. Sydney was ridiculously rushed, trying to fit everything into one jetlagged day, two normal days and one day was lost to waiting 15 hours for the coolest fireworks display on earth, (worth it.) But we managed it, had a great (brief) time and moved on to NZ for the main show! The lonely planet guide we bought at the airport spouted something on the first page about the fact that you ...
Here we start on the journey to the South Island... as for the title, I will explain that very soon.We had the lovely journey on the ferry over from Wellington to Picton on the South and any of you that know me well..... I don't do ferries so although we had dolphins swimming alongside in which Jen and Elinor saw, I was too busy laying down trying to sleep away the seasickness. We arrived! I could not believe we were already down to the South Island of
New Zealand ready ...
New Year’s Day saw us celebrating with
Gussie and Sarah McFarlane who have a house out on the Marlborough Sounds which
only has access either by water or air. Captain Tony and his friend Chris
Chapman safely transported all 15 of our party to and from the celebrations on their
lovely boats. The food for the party was provided by the crew that went fishing
on Monday. These included five of our gang. Neither Liam nor I went ...
Other places to stay in Picton
27 Waikawa Road , Picton | 3 star hotelfrom $90
17-25 Waikawa Road, Picton | 3 star hotelfrom $73
Kenepuru Sound, Marlborough, RD2, Picton | 3 star hotelfrom $132
Queen Charlotte Sound, Picton | 4 star hotelfrom $324
303 - 307 Waikawa Road, Picton | Hotelfrom $100
45 High St., Picton | Hotelfrom $66