Starting to feel like we’ve begun Holiday Mark II properly now. Once again it’s about looking forward rather than looking back and reminiscing. Kind of sad to have left the North Island. Had a lot of fun and met some great people. So many different characters, with different view points on life and their country. And if the North Island might be characterized by the cities, and the farming, what will we find in the South? Much less people I hear. And much bigger mountains… I think the hard stuff might be about to begin :)
We collected supplies from Picton, had the hottest although most disappointing curry of the whole holiday and booked our one-way transport to ship cove. $67 with Endevour Express’s speedy catamaran. For a bit extra you can get them to deliver your pack to various resorts along the track each night, tempting, but of course we didn’t!