To the South Island - Weds 16th February - coach from Napier to Wellington

Mike and Liz Downing
Wed 23 Mar 2011 09:10
Aurora B is staying in Napier while we meet our friends Janice and Clive in Wellington for the start of our 4-week tour of the South Island by car. It wasn't a difficult decision to leave the boat in Napier - the Sailing Club marina looks safe and secure and has very good facilities, at £32.50 a week (yes, a week!) it's cheaper than Picton and time was running out to find a good weather window to sail through the Cook Strait (an exceedingly volatile area weather wise). So it was onto the intercity coach for a very scenic drive through the southern end of the North Island countryside to Wellington, to be met by Janice and Clive as we stepped off the coach.