Arriving in the Picton region
Fondest memory: As we neared Picton, it was the little speed boats and fishing craft which we saw, before we sighted the harbour.
Those and huge rolling green hills, which were not as green as I was expecting though.
The views were just spectacular, and I'd had no idea that so much of the cruise journey would be spent with land on both sides of us, like cruising in a channel.
See the old "Echo"
Favorite thing: A. S. Echo
One of the world's last remaining Hold Scows.
Built in 1905, retired 1965.
Stranded 15+ times, damaged 16+ times to engines, propellers and shafts.
Fires in 1911 and 1920.
Collisions : 7 involving 5 different vessels
Sunk two times.
Admission is adults $3 NZ
Children $1 NZ
10.30 to 4.30