Trip Start Sep 15, 2010
39Trip End Oct 30, 2010
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Where I stayed
Parklands Marina Holiday Park, Picton
What I did
Took the cable car up to the Botanical Gardens in Wellington, bought a new SIM card, took the ferry to Picton South Island
Left in good time to check in for the ferry, only to find out that the ferry was going to be late. Sat around in the carpark and Tim called Wendekreisen to arrange for us to pick up our ballots at the Wendekreisen office in Christchurch.
Finally got underway shortly after 3:00. The scenery was beautiful, but it was a bit too cold and wet to spend much time on the deck. Saw some dusky dolphins leaping by the bow of the ferry.
Arrived at the Parklands Marina Holiday Park about five minutes from the ferry, about 6:30. A lovely site, next to the marina and flanked by hills.
The sun came out for a bit, but then the gloom settled in again.