From now on, I will be sharing my past travels as part of my Travel Throwback Thursday #TTBT series.
The Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferry was my departure from the South Island of New Zealand. We arrived via air and would leave on boat with the camper van to drive quickly through the North Island–having one small detour before heading back to the States. The ferry was similar to other ferries we have taken minus boarding on a camper van. After parking the van, we found seats. Even in the summer months, it was too cold to stand outside for extended periods of time.
The calm waters of the Marlborough Sounds
After cruising through the calm waters of the Marlborough Sounds, my seasickness kicked in once crossing the Cook Strait. I tried to nap off the sickness for the remaining journey. While on the deck to calm my stomach, I was able to see see the North Island before returning to my seat to doze off.
Views of the North Island
We arrived in sunny Wellington with its beautiful blue waters and skies to welcome us. It was refreshing to be in a city to find wifi and have places to shop. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed the small towns of the South Island but was ready to buy souvenirs.
Arriving in Wellington
It was now time to explore Wellington and explore the North Island.
Any advice on relieving seasickness?
New Zealand Series:
- Two and a Half Weeks through New Zealand
- New Zealand: Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula
- New Zealand’s Milford Sound – A Photo Essay
- Trip Report: Kayaking the Doubtful Sound
- Queenstown – Trekking and Celebrating a New Year
- Wanaka – Tramping Rob Roy Peak and Glacier
- Touring the Fox and Franz Joseph Glaciers for Free
- South Island: Exploring New Zealand’s West Coast
- Things to Do in Nelson, New Zealand
- Mountain Biking above the Queen Charlotte Sound
- Connecting New Zealand Islands: Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferry
- Trip Report: Trekking Tongariro Alpine Crossing