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After a very sociable few days (but far too short a time) we’re on the move again. Today we catch the Interislander ferry to Picton on the top of the South Island, so watch this space…

10:29

We’re currently in the aquatic no-man’s land between North and South islands, aboard the Dutch built ferry “Kaitaki”. The weather’s absolutely stunning, with clear blue skies and the only cloud in evidence clinging to the mountainous slopes of the North Island. Needless to say I’ve been busy with the camera.

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After a very sociable few days (but far too short a time) we’re on the move again. Today we catch the Interislander ferry to Picton on the top of the South Island, so watch this space…

10:29

We’re currently in the aquatic no-man’s land between North and South islands, aboard the Dutch built ferry “Kaitaki”. The weather’s absolutely stunning, with clear blue skies and the only cloud in evidence clinging to the mountainous slopes of the North Island. Needless to say I’ve been busy with the camera.

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Passing the bottom of the North Island

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Sailing up Marlborough Sound

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The view from the stern of the ferry as we sail up Marlborough sound towards Picton.

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Our ferry does a U-turn at Picton to reverse into its berth. 

14:05.

Having picked up our hire car we’re having a lazy lunch at “cockles”, a lovely seafood bistro on the railway station at Picton. Here’s their prawns (which were delicious).

The mussel and cockle patty’s were pretty damned good too!

Not surprisingly, this is a good place to watch trains. We’re sat within 10 feet of the Afternoon departure from Picton to Christchurch.

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