We drove on to the ferry at Wellington around 0730 and it set sail at around 0800 and the journey took 3 hours to Picton. Once we arrived we parked up and waited for my friend Scott to arrive who was driving up from Christchurch. We were planning to travel the South Island for about 2.5 weeks and the plan was to see as much as we can for as little money we can. The last time I had seen Scott was in Edinburgh in January and previously I had travelled to India with him and met him on the road in South America and Australia.
he views on the ferry were spectacular as we arrived in to Picton. The landscape around the town is grand and awesome to look at. Once we smashed some lunch we headed west to Nelson to park up for the night and to catch up more. The drive would take around 2 hours. Must admit the petrol prices are an unwelcome turn for the worst as it’s about 10/20c more per litre, annoying. We planned to stay in a car park in the centre town which has shower and toilet facilities. Result! Plan tomorrow is to head to Abel Tasman National Park, one of the best in NZ.