Apartments On The Waterfront Picton
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A very early start this morning: 5:30 wake up call to be at the train station by 6:30 for a 7:00 departure on the Tranzcoastal train from Christchurch to Picton (about 5 hrs). I was looking forward to this trip for a number of reasons:
1. We would get to see this part of New Zealand
2. I didn't need to drive
3. The beautiful scenery
Well I can ...
... good fun stood up in the cars until you forgot to duck under the trees!! We took a little kayak ride in the river and saw a demonstration of how the dogs round up the sheep/cattle. The really nice thing about the visit is that because it was a working farm you'd get sidetracked from time to time whilst they did their proper job such as returning lambs to their mothers ...
... with excellent views.
Having disembarked and found our hire car we made our way to our Picton waterfront apartment...but couldn't get in. The email had said pick the keys up from the bar below, but the barman didn't agree. After some free drinks and food in the bar, the key turned up and we were shown up to our apartment just in time for an early ...
... warm thermals (I learnt a lot about wind over the course of 3 days) the northwesterly winds are too strong. The winding roads up Takaka hill quickly has me swivelling side to side as I attempt to drive NZ's awesome roads.
We head out to Golden Bay to meet some friends who run an art gallery. They're hippys and enjoy stone carving, organic foods and flavoured marijuana! (illegal) After a strange night camping in their love shack house we head towards Nelson lakes national ...
... start and the sight of Mount Cook and friends across Lake Tekapo slowed our progress, in a good way. This lake shares the same 'unbelievablue' colour as its neighbour, which looks stunning against the snow white peaks.
Jason drove through a multitude of different landscapes along scenic route 72 and finally arrived at the turnoff for Erewhon / Mount Potts. Heading further inland via a long stretch of sealed and unsettling gravel road ...
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- Swimming pool
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- Free parking