Sunday, June 30, 2019

Wellington to Picton NZ on the Interislander Ferry

We never tire of this journey from North Island to South, the last part through the Queen Charlotte Sound. The seas were smooth as silk on this last day of June--early winter here. A stunning morning to board the ferry.

I'm always surprised by how much these beasts can hold.

Interislander - linking New Zealand's North and South Islands. The 92 km journey between Wellington and Picton takes only 3 hours and has been described as "one of the most beautiful ferry rides in the world". Interislander's 3 vessels give you a wide choice of sailings. Passengers can walk on or take a vehicle. Take a virtual tour here. We look forward to meeting you onboard!

Coffee beckons. This sign made me chuckle.

With full sun and temps near 60F, we spent most of the journey outside.


It's always illuminating to zoom and see just exactly what's on shore or near it. Sweet little bach here.

I was standing in an alcove out of the wind enjoying the sun when Max and Jack from Denmark stopped to talk. They're having a huge adventure, starting in Denmark and traveling to Iran before  splitting up, one going to Japan and the other to Malaysia and Thailand. Here's their instagram account

We laughed a lot as the ferry pulled in to Picton. They're heading next to a dairy farm in Blenheim, here on the South Island, on work visas.

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