This morning was busy; Tom wanted to find a rain coat and some water proof gloves so we headed off downtown to hit some bike shops and to get the rental van. At the bike shop Tom found a great rain coat for only $140 and a pair of paddling gloves for $80. What a steal! We then grabbed the van and when back to Jos’ place to load up.
The ferry was delayed so we had an extra hour to get ready and we used every minute of that hour. The ferry ride was absolutely beautiful. The sky was pure blue and the ocean was almost dead calm. Jos said that the Cook Straight was never as calm and beautiful as we had it today. It was beautifully warm and sunny and being out on the ocean was perfect. Often being outside on ferry rides is cold and blustery but not today.
Because we didn’t leave until 2:30 we didn’t dock until 6:00 and then we had to drive down to Blenheim. We arrived at 7:00 Pm and Tom, Amy and I headed off to a pub and Jos took Agnes off for a driving lesson. We were just finishing the first round, when Agnes and Jos rolled in. Agnes had passed the driving lesson. She had found the traffic circles a little confusing but was good on everything else.
A wonderful day of touring and a great ferry ride.