Goodbye to North Island....
Trip Start Jan 02, 2013
53Trip End Mar 23, 2013
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We had identified the need for an excursion to the retail outlets of town so we decided to "hit the high street"! Jane, you'd have been proud of us - or maybe not. We needed, between us, four items to top up our supplies prior to heading South. We went into a total of four shops, procured three of the items, decided against the fourth and headed home. Job done - an hour max. Result - two happy chaps...
In the evening we had a stroll to find a bite to eat. Wellington really is a quite lovely city comprising high rise office blocks, small housing stock and other commercial buildings and some nice quirky architecture, all nestling in amongst green hillsides and tucked into an enormous natural harbour. Sadly, the camera stayed in my pocket and I took no photos, thinking I would catch some nice shots on the ferry out to Picton.
The ferry was booked for 8.25am the following morning which meant that we would miss the free breakfast at the hostel but we were up and away and boarded the ship at 8.00am in good time. The ferry left spot on time at 8.25am but my photoshoot was thwarted by miserable weather. I took some shots as we left the harbour but they make Wellington look really grotty - which it's not! So I'm not sharing them...
And that was it, North Island done - for the time being. 850 kilometres in four days and, by my reckoning, almost as far trekked/walked.