Feb 25 - to the South Island

We couldn't have picked better weather when we departed on the Bluebridge Ferry for the 0800 ride from Wellington to Picton. The gale warnings for the Cook Strait had been lifted, and winds and seas were mild and the temperature warm. Arriving at Picton, we drove the scenic route around Marlborough Sounds, through Nelson and up towards Abel Tasman National Park to Pohara Beach on Golden Bay.We drove over Takaka Hill, known as 'marble mountain' and enjoyed beautiful vistas of mountains and bays. We've booked two nights at the Pohara Beach Golden Bay Top 10 Holiday Park and will go exploring tomorrow.
To view a map of the South Island, check out-
Pic: Coming into Picton, the train of sailing prams were being towed out for their sailing class. It's a mandatory part of schooling. There were so many of them! And kayakers and boaters of all kinds. A very scenic welcome.

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