A day spent travelling Wellington to Christchurch

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Leaving Wellington

We were getting a bus from the backpackers to the interislander ferry terminal, so with the bags in the trailer we set off to the next pick up point. However, the driver pulled over and hit something that was overhanging and cracked the glass in the door and the first window. The driver jumped up and down but continued on his way. The bus was full when the window imploded. Luckily, or not, only one young lady was injured by the glass. Not too badly thank goodness. Finally we got to the ferry terminal in time to board. The ferry crossing was uneventful, there was some pretty scenery. It was freezing up on deck, where we had to go to get any photos. We arrived in Picton, went to confirm our booking on the train and were given the option of riding in a carriage with schoolkids so that we had better views. There was another Australian couple and us that took this option. We had some lunch on the verandah of the pub. It was really nice, it was a sunny day. Time on the train was too long. Five and half hours. The schoolkids weren't too bad, it got noisy sometimes but we had room to move. Apparently the other carriages were jam packed and very hot. The other Australian couple were very nice company. We were definately glad to reach Christchurch but there was some pretty scenery along the way. We got checked into our lovely 1 bdrm appartment. We had take away delivered which was really nice and we had some left for tommorrow's lunch. 

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Leaving Wellington
Leaving Wellington
Leaving Wellington
Leaving Wellington
Leaving Wellington
Leaving Wellington
Leaving Wellington
Leaving Wellington
Leaving Wellington
Leaving Wellington
Wellington to Picton
Wellington to Picton
Wellington to Picton
Wellington to Picton
Wellington to Picton
Wellington to Picton
Wellington to Picton
Wellington to Picton
Wellington to Picton
Wellington to Picton
Wellington to Picton
Wellington to Picton
Close to Picton
Close to Picton
Wellington to Picton
Wellington to Picton
Wellington to Picton
Wellington to Picton
Wellington to Picton
Wellington to Picton
Wellington to Picton
Wellington to Picton
Getting close to Picton
Getting close to Picton
Getting close to Picton
Getting close to Picton
Getting close to Picton
Getting close to Picton
Our carriage awaits
Our carriage awaits
fellow travellers
fellow travellers
scenery
scenery
scenery
scenery
scenery
scenery
scenery
scenery
scenery
scenery
The front of the train
The front of the train
scenery
scenery
scenery
scenery
scenery
scenery
scenery
scenery
Christchurch Restaurants, Cafes & Food review
Delicious!!!!!!
Spagalimis has great food. There are I think 4 restaurants around Christchurch. We have never been to any of their restaurants but did drive past one.… read entire review
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