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Goodbye North Island

Ferry trip to South Island

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Had a cab to Interislander Ferry Terminal as so much luggage. It wasn’t far, but we would have struggled. Our luggage was checked in, which was a very easy process, then onto the ferry. The weather was completely different to the previous day, being overcast and cool. I’m glad for my lightweight jeans and fleece.

The ferry was quite a large one with lots of vehicles. We chose to pay for the lounge with reclining chairs. It was worth the money, costing $20 each, but you also got a $15 voucher each to spend on food and drink. That would have been good if one hadn’t lost one of the vouchers. We blamed each other of course. To be fair it looked like a till receipt.

The journey was just over 3 hours and at first quite windy Once we were in the Queen Charlotte Sound it was sunny and warm. On with the sunglasses and off with the fleece.

We arrived in Picton to a gloriously hot and sunny afternoon.

The arrival lounge where we were to find our luggage wasn’t particularly large. I couldn’t see the carousel from where I was, there were so many people trying to catch sight of their cases. We hadn’t put our straps around, so identification was just that bit harder. It thinned out a bit and I was able to join Spencer. A man tried to take my suitcase before realising it wasn’t his. Spencer was on the case as I was about to pounce!! My worst fear is losing my suitcase.

Posted by JanSpencer 20:23 Archived in New Zealand

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