Saturday, March 30, 2013

Arrival on the South Island of NZ!

After an amazing month on the North Island- we've arrived on the South Island.

The inter-island ferry ride was three hours- departing Wellington and arriving in Picton. The last hour was stunning views as we navigated a beautiful channel of islands. Nate talked to someone the other day that took the ferry and said that the weather was so foggy that there was no visibility - so we're counting ourselves lucky! (Photos from the ferry and of Picton below). Picton looked like a very cool town but we were already booked on a bus for some stomach turning mountain roads. A few hours later- we jumped off in Nelson.

We don't know much about Nelson other than they get the most sunny days on the South Island. We also found a beer we really like that's brewed here. Those facts alone seemed like a good enough reason to stop for a few days. After a night in the crowded but nice YHA hostel- we moved into a room that we're renting which we found on Airbnb. It's cheaper than renting our own room in the hostel and we're overdue on having our own space to rest and relax. I'm really looking forward to the next few days here before our hike in Abel Tasman National Park and our onward trip through the South Island.

Our place is super cute and comfortable with lots of sunlight. Nate's already in a deep sleep. Yep, it was time to slow down for a bit!

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