Saturday, August 25, 2012


 After leaving Motueka in Abel Tasman National Forest we travelled to Picton to catch the Interislander Ferry to take us back to Wellington.

In Picton they had automated high tech bathrooms which would  play music when the door shut and would talk to you throughout the process.  You had to push a button to get the toilet paper and then the toilet wouldn't flush until you had washed you hands.  It also informed you once the door was locked of how much time you had until the door would reopen.  We all had to try it and it was a once in a lifetime experience.

Heather and Ethan on the ferry ready for the voyage.

Besides just transporting passengers they also transport vehicles and trains.  This is looking out as the vans are loaded onto the ferry.  They first load large trucks, then vans and last automobiles.

It is beautiful travelling through the fjords.

This is a picture of the ferry.  Since the trip takes 3 hours they have various activities for the passengers.  There is a movie theater, cafes,  play equipment for the young passengers, and cribs for the babies.

This is the tugboat which guides the ferry to its destination once it gets to Wellington.

August 16, 2012

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