Day 16: May 4 – Picton to Wellington
Daily Distance = 2.97km, Trip Total = 527.81km, Today’s Climb = 10m
We had an early morning today to catch the ferry over to Wellington and the North Island. It was a bit chilly in the morning, but we opted to sit outside on the ferry ride – it’s always nice to get the fresh air when possible.
The ferry ride was about 3.5hrs, it took over an hour to get out of the Marlborough Sounds. And then across Cook Strait which was a bit choppy today. We have learned that Cook Strait can be known for having strong currents and rough waters. This area is subject to high winds from both the North and the South. A local mentioned that the ferries will be closed on average about one day every couple of months due to rough waters.
When we arrived in Wellington we made a beeline for a parking lot where we unloaded my bike and said a temporary audios to my parents. They were going to head north a bit and I was going to spend a few days in New Zealand’s capital.
I quickly picked up a bike path along the waterfront and cycled the few km’s to my accommodations for the next few days. The rest of the day was spent relaxing and getting acquainted with my surroundings in the downtown core.
I was happy to recently receive a few photo updates of Dash from her sitters while I’m travelling, so thought I would share them for those who miss all of the Dash pics