Forget not that the Earth delights to feel your bare feet and the Wind longs to play with your hair - Kahlil Gibran
4 May 2013
Crossing Cook Strait
The crossing was quite uneventful and smooth- going. It was a 2 and half hour crossing and quite comfortable. I saw a pod of dolphins frolicking in the water but they were too far to capture on camera.
The ferry crossing
First view of South Island as we came closer
By 11.00am we had arrived in Picton, a very small town on South Island. After lunch at a delicious Indian restaurant there we drove on towards Nelson, our stay for the night before Christchurch. Along the way were lots of beautiful views - beech and pedocarp forests gleaming golden in the sunlight, towering mountains covered in lush vegetation, deep gorges and the Pelorous bridge, spanning the Pelorous River.