New Zealand - Day 2 - Wellington to Motueka

Got up at 5:30 am (ugh) packed up our gear and marvelled at how far Carl's stuff had spread in the 20 hours he had been there. Danced around like idiots to I Like The Way You Move.

Drove to Wellington Harbour and checked in for our 8:30 ferry trip at 7:25. We waited in the queue before boarding the Kaitaki, the largest of the Interislander Ferrys.

On board, we had breakfast, played some games of pass the pigs then had a wee lie down when Jess felt sick :(

Once we got to the Tory Channel, which is the entrance to the Marlborough Sounds, we went and stood up the top and took lots of photos of scenery and dolphins.

After getting to Picton and disembarking, we looked at a few shops (and Carl discovered that he needs to look the other way to cross the street here after nearly getting run over)

We took the Queen Charlotte Sound drive over to Havelock then drove from Havelock to Motueka stopping at Rai Valley for lunch, where Carl was amused by the request of a customer for a mussel pie. There's something you don't hear in America!

We arrived at Riwaka which is 10 minutes out of Motueka and met Jess's parents, Gerard and Gail (as well as Max the dog). That afternoon we went to Kaiteriteri right as the sun was setting and took some snaps.

That night, Mum and Dad took us to the Gothic restaurant in Motueka where we dined on Tasman Bay scallops and drank NZ beer (Steinlager Pure :) and Speight's Summit Golden :( )


Yuss #1 3065 days ago
When we were visiting Picton falriy recently the lady at the cinema (at the aquarium) gave the film a great rap! She also highly recommended "Boy". We have a great little independent cinema here in Darwin Called the Deckchair (It's called that because we sit on deckchairs)It's an outdoor cinema run my the Darwin Film Society that occasionally screens independent films. We don't always get huge numbers at independent films but at least they will show films of merit that the Chain Cinemas just won't touch.I've asked them to screen the film, I'm sure you'll here from them soon.

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