There are only a handful of places in NZ I haven’t visited. Now the Marlborough Sounds can be crossed from the list (although it might be faked in order to return one day!)
We have been on the Sounds and through the Sounds many many times on the InterIslander. But apart from short stays in Picton (including a very “entertaining” and somewhat “wet” Young Farmers conference in 1996) I haven’t actually appreciated the true beauty of the Sounds.
Thanks to teachers Jay Bourke, Penny Sutherland and Trish Fryer (and a very cool group of parents), 50+ Year 5-8 students from Takapau and Sherwood Schools spent last week at Kiwi Ranch Curious Cove. After a lovely ride across the strait in the Kaitaki (stunning weather, stunning views) we had a shorter ride back in the Tira Hou to Kiwi Ranch. Some highlights:
The flying fox and bush swing remain firm favourites of the kids, but I just loved being there and loved being on the launch on the Sounds. Thank you Tony and Jane and staff for the wonderful experience (especially Sam for the scallops on the boat) and the renewed enthusiasm for our lovely National Anthem.
And to end with words of a song you have heard on the telly….(thanks to 2.5 metre swells….)
“What a way to end a holiday…. spewing on the InterIslander….”