Sunday, November 22, 2009


I took the ferry from the North Island to the South Island. The trip took about 3.5 hours. It was a nice ride, but I felt seasick and couldn't stay out on the deck long enough because it was pretty cold. The water was really rough, but the ship was huge. I think it was bigger than the Chicheemaun.

The views were beautiful, just a bit hard to enjoy when you feel so nauseated.

When we came into port at Picton, the ferry actually had to do a three-point turn in the harbour in order to dock. There were a bunch of people learning how to sail, and as we turned, at least half of them just fell out of their boats. It was pretty funny because we were far away from them, but I'm sure we seemed a lot closer since they were little and on the water. The next day I watched the sailing school again and as soon as the ferry started to turn, they all fell out again.


  1. hilarious...I would be laughing pretty hard if I was on the ship too...but picture yourself at their level... Being in little boats and having a huge ship appear like its coming straight at you... I think I would probably fall out of the boat too. Or maybe they do it for a show for the tourists, its to practice getting in and out of the boat, they just time it right for when the ship has to do a three point turn. anyways, its hilarious eitherr way.

  2. The best. I picture the fainting goats (have you seen that youtube clip? They fall over when they get startled or excited. hahaha