PICTON – WARD (25-27/01/09)Wpisał Bobuszka, data Luty 17th, 2009
Arrived Picton in glorious warm evening sunshine after crossing Cook Strait from North Island to South Island and sailing up Queen Charlotte Sound. Upon disembarking the ferry Ola was very pleased to meet a Polish lady who recognised her flag and to speak Polish for a few minutes.
First day cycling down the east coast of South Island we visited Brayshaw preserved village which was like a town from a western movie – see photo of advert for Humber Cycles costing only 7 pounds, 12 shillings & threepence (7.62 GBP).
Vegetation still very lush and green with vineyards although terrain rather more barren but still spectacular and as lumpy as ever. Unfortunately traffic still terrible – maybe less trucks than North Island but still plenty of cars going very fast and passing us rather close.