Finally I have some time to blog a bit about our trip to New Zealand. We are now in Picton, a little harbour town where the ferries traveling from Wellington to the northern tip of the south island land.
New Zealand mainly consists of two large islands running northeast to southwest. The north island has the largest city, Auckland, in the northern part of the island and the capital, Wellington, near the southern tip. The Cook Straight separates the north island from the south island and is about 14 miles across. Yesterday afternoon, we crossed the strait in one of several ferries and ended up here in Picton.
We’re staying here for two days in the Harbour View Motel. I’m writing this while reclining in a big, black leather, over-stuffed recliner with a fantastic, elevated view of Picton Harbour. Tomorrow we will move to the Jasmine Court motel, about a block away.
Below is a map of the walking trails in the Picton vicinity.