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It was an early morning start today when we rose at 5.30 to be on our way to the ferry for 6.30,
although it didn't leave till 8.30. The last check in was meant to be 7.30 and Hughie was taking no chances!
The trip from Wellington in North Island to Picton in South Island took three and a half hours and was smooth and uneventful. The …
... sometimes being able to take a litre with us - 'take away' service!
Before we got to Tasman, driving from Kaikoura, we also saw part of the Marlborough Sounds, from Cullen Point. It looks like another nice area of fiords. Shame we didn't have time to see more.
We leave Judy and Steve tomorrow morning. They're taking us out tonight for dinner, how nice :) Then we'll make our way to Nelson, to leave Janette and take the bus to Christchurch, where we'll ...
... at a beautiful bay for sandwiches and then headed off again. However, five minutes later the boot flew open, I thought that perhaps I hadn't shut it properly but it would not close again! We tied it with some twine from John's compass and made our way to Havelock to phone the AA. We waited outside a famous Mussel restaurant which did not open till 5.30 but this did not stop passing people asking us when the restaurant opened as if we were in the know sitting outside! After an hour ...
The town we are staying at is called " Marahau " which apparently means windy garden. There is always a breeze here and the Maoris used to harvest the shellfish that are a feature of the bay. There is a local sign that asks people to limit there cockle harvest to 75 per person. We were picked up by a rather garish people carrier to go to "Aqua Taxis" for our boat trip. Along with the other passengers, We were asked to board the boat in the car ...
... area and didn't even get as far as the town. We took a few photos in the now brilliant sunshine then had to drag ourselves away. Had we gone there on a sunny morning I don't think we would have gone further into the Abel Tasman so I guess we had the best of both worlds. South now towards Nelson, our next objective. We camped at Richmond, a few miles from Nelson, and went out to The Stables tavern for a steak ...