An early start saw me traveling from South Canterbury north toward Picton, for a ferry crossing to the North Island and to
capital of New Zealand.
I was fortunate to have George Orchiston also have traveling with me. George
has a fascinating background and is currently working as a agricultural real
estate agent working together with farmers and developers to use equity capital
to help farms develop efficiencies and economies of scale.
|George Orchiston on Picton Warf|
Zealand is suffering from severe drought,
probably the worst in 70 years. Usually droughts in New
Zealand are area specific though this one has affected
both the North and the South Island.
Leaving Picton on the ferry is very picturesque as you travel through the
sound. Ferrys travel hourly between the Islands
and are always full of vehicles as well as large numbers of passengers.
Wellington we headed for
Hastings which is in the
area where we stayed the night with friends. Hawkes Bay