Category Archives: Picton

April 6, 2017 … in chilly Southern parts

Prematurely, it seems to be winter. And here in Karitane where Mary and I are currently staying in a borrowed “crib” (Southern word for a small holiday home), it is especially bleak as the remnants of a tropical storm cause … Continue reading

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October 23, 2014 … speed bonnie boat*

The adventure on the other island begins. At seven am we were waiting for the gates to open to admit us to the marshalling yard to board the Interislander. Unfortunately, there was some sort of tangle in the yard which … Continue reading

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