We left Havelock in the pouring rain this morning to head to Picton where the ferry terminal is. The drive was alongside the Kenepuru and Queen Charlotte Sounds. Even though it was raining and low cloud it was a spectacular drive.
|The Sounds from the road to Picton in the pouring rain|
|The Sounds from the road|
|A port in the one of the Sounds|
We wandered around the small town of and had lunch before boarding at 1pm.
The ferry trip was 3.5 hours but we did not disembark until gone 6pm, so it seemed a long trip! The ferry sails through the Queen Charlotte Sound before it heads out into Cook Strait, so we stood on deck for the first part of the journey to see the scenery but it was VERY COLD and windy up front.
|The Queen Charlotte Sound from the boat|
|The Queen Charlotte Sound|
|The choppy waters on the Sound|
|Luke enjoying his boat trip|
On arrival in Wellington we just headed straight to a campsite for the night, slightly out of town in another smaller town called Porirua north of Wellington.
Tomorrow we will have the opportunity to see the delights of Wellington city.