Autumn holidays! Day 2: Ferryday

Moving a tiny car in the belly of one of these giant sea monsters is a timeconsuming feat. Lining up one hour prior to departure, then eating the previously picked up breakfast (very clever) while talking to a nice guy from DOC about didymo algae, moving over ramps, parking very, very close to the others and then leaving everything behind to not be the last person looking for a table with socket underneath at the passenger decks. Then – three hours of talking, reading, eating and not getting seasick – until arrival in Wellington, where it basically takes another hour for leaving the monster (unharmed, just a little dizzy).

Good Morning, Picton!
Good Morning, Picton!
Just bought breakfast, yay :)
Just bought breakfast, yay :)
A first look from the passenger deck.
A first look from the passenger deck.
There are lifeboats, that's reassuring.
There are lifeboats, that’s reassuring.
Picton piers.
Picton piers.
Driving out in the Sounds.
Driving out in the Sounds.
Beautiful colors on our cruise.
Beautiful colors on our cruise.
Jodel! Another ferry!
Jodel! Another ferry!
There's someone waving on the upper decks lol.
There’s someone waving on the upper decks lol.
More inspections revealed the true purpose of the lifeboats: They are for lunching.
More inspections revealed the true purpose of the lifeboats: They are for lunching.
... which we take seriously but weren't allowed in the boats. Ate our meals in the restaurant area instead.
… which we take seriously but weren’t allowed in the boats. Ate our meals in the restaurant area instead.
Hi Wellington!
Hi Wellington!

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Time on the seaside walk around Te Papa.
Time on the seaside walk around Te Papa.
Te Papa Tongarewa - Museum of New Zealand. Our favourite museum so far!
Te Papa Tongarewa – Museum of New Zealand. Our favourite museum so far!

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Love (not-so-windy) Welly!
Love (not-so-windy) Welly!