Archive | October 11, 2012

New Zealand…Day 18 Cruising the Marlborough Sounds

Cruising the Marlborough Sounds then the Cook Strait from Picton to Wellington on the North Island was one of the things I was most looking forward to on my trip.  I’d heard it was a spectacular journey.  It takes around four hours and we were very lucky to have a smooth sailing.

Once we parked the car on the car transport deck we walked upstairs to the deck of the Kaitaki, the largest ship in the fleet.  We had paid extra to be able to sit in the Kaitaki Plus lounge where we had free internet access and a light lunch.  It was very quiet and comfortable compared to the general area where most passengers sat.

http://www.interislander.co.nz/Our-Ships-And-Services/Kaitaki/Kaitaki-Plus.aspx

leaving Picton

Arriving in Wellington.  Looking up to Mt Victoria