#15 - crossing to the south island!

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Me on the ferry!

*****DAY TWENTY-SIX (December 28, 2008) - The ferry and my car!*****

I got on the ferry around 10am or so & got ready to head south.  I couldn't believe how BIG of a ship it was.  It really was like I was on a cruise or something.  I headed for the top deck so I could see the gorgeous views all the way.  I ended up sitting next to the nicest family...Jim, Sarah & Chris Leonard.  They were from Indiana!   Go Hoosiers!  :)  It was really a treat meeting them because it made the ferry ride much more enjoyable.  It was fun to exchange travel stories & plans (and since the ferry we are now Facebook friends...fun. :) )

So, we got to Picton and that's when I rented my little baby!  It's funny thinking about the process I went through to actually start driving.  I was definitely nervous about it...so after they gave me the keys, I switched into major dilly-dally gear (anyone who did ALC with me knows that I'm very good at that!).  All of a sudden I was rearranging stuff in my bags, going into the ferry building to change into shorts, going back into the building to buy a coke....just kind of doing things to get my nerves out I think.  And then, by the time I finally got in the car, I think the whole parking lot was almost empty.  Actually not a bad strategy!  :)

So then I was off!

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Me on the ferry!
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Leaving Wellington to head to Pic…
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North Island, from the ferry.
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Wellington, from the ferry.
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Everyone on the ferry!
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So pretty!
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Chris, Sarah, & Jim Leonard...fri…
I couldnt stop taking pictures.
I couldn't stop taking pictures.
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The South Island!
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More of the South Island.
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Sign on the ferry - it was really…
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More of the South Island - the co…
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Another one on the ferry, nice wi…
Self timer picture on the ferry!
Self timer picture on the ferry!
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That's the ferry!
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There's my baby!!! CJL - I think …
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