Travel Blogs from Picton
... many bends of the first part and then
headed down to Nelson. Another little town, we wondered the streets
and the local Saturday market before hitting 'the hill' to reach the
centre point of NZ for panoramic views and of course a picture. A
great start to the south island with the sun beaming down us, we were
eager to get further south and so hit the road once more. One hour of
driving though and it was... “Oh no, we got to turn around, we've
... eggs should never have one long smooth side to them! The scenery in the South Island when we arrived was almost predictably marvellous. Steep pine forest covered hills rose from the electric blue waters. On leaving the ferry we took a drive along the coastal route. It was only a 35km detour but took well over an hour to complete due to the insanely windy roads. Sirloin performed admirably even if I never got out of second gear. The biggest test for the car was still yet to ...
... done it before and was quite blasť about it...
We got out for a mosey around and immediately got set upon by the famous South Island sandfly. You do get them elsewhere in New Zealand but the South Island ones, particularly on the West Coast are particularly large and vicious. We do use bug spray but you would need to bath in it really – they find any patch you have missed, and it only seems to last for a short while, so we take anti-histamine tablets ...
... with the waves and were not working well in a boat together. The wind was only getting stronger so decision was made to split them up and I moved over to get one of the weaker paddlers in. I'm an OK paddler and am pretty strong but this became an adventure I hadn't expected. We had quite a ways still to go and no options but to just keep going. The woman I was now with not very strong and becoming increasingly worried about capsizing. I won't go on and on ...
... one of the ones cosily surrounded by trees but only one lane and a bit scary, now imagine one of those on the side of a mountain which the driver refers to as an '11 roller' (as in, the bus would probably have the time to roll over 11 times down this hill.) So as you can imagine I was a wee bit scared going into it, then we all gathered in a massive group for the safety brief. Dad had to take his hearing aids out for obvious water-related reasons so was effectively Deaf so I had ...
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