Tuesday, January 20, 2009


Piction is a three hour ferry ride from Wellington. On an overcast day, we boarded our huge ferry, van and all, and headed to the South Island. Piction is a small town located way inside the reticulated waterways of the Marlborough Sounds. Because it is was holiday time of year, the ferry ride was jammed with tourists and kiwis alike. The ride itself was uneventful, but about an hour before docking we entered the Sounds and it was breathtaking. A haven for cruisers, the Sounds is a place you could get lost in for years. We were sad not to have Scholarship in such an awesome place.
After an evening in Piction, we drove about forty-five minutes to Blenheim and the Marlborough Wine Region. Famous for it's Pinot Noir, the region did not disappoint and we had a fantastic day of tasting and buying. Now Scholarship has a bit more ballast in her bilge.

Entering the Marlborough Sounds

On the ferry
On the foredeck as we entered the Sounds
Piction harbour lunchtime!

South Island smoked salmon, some of the best!
Nautilus Winery Happy campers

1 comment:

heather said...

so glad you got to see south island. life is good when there are wineries nearby.