|Our Ferry Ship across the Strait between Islands|
|Threatening Weather leaving Wellington|
|Approaching the South Island|
|Our Ship in Harbour|
At PIcton we picked up another car rental and set off driving on the scenic route to the town of Nelson. We were told it was a curvy road, but after driving the Pacific Coast road we thought it would be no problem! Well it was no problem, but this stretch of road has the tightest curves we have ever driven! It was a beautiful scenic drive along Queen Charlotte Sound and we were glad we went this way. In the village of Havelock, known as the ‘green lip mussel’ capital of the world, we stopped and shared a kilo of green lips for lunch. The setting was lovely as well as the mussels.
|New Zealand Timber Ready to Ship|
|Slip Inn in Havelock|
|Green Lipped Mussels at the Slip Inn|
|Dinner on the Havelock Harbour|
|Church in Havelock|
We continued on to Nelson, arriving at our friends after 4:00. It was great to see them again. Cal & the husband of our friends went off to a Rotary meeting, where Cal was the program. We gals went to their daughters for tea and dinner. The daughter and her now husband, are the ones who came to Iowa and rode on RAGBRAI with us in 1997. The kids now have a cute little girl. We will be doing things with them around Nelson and this part of NZ for the next two days.