|I left in sunlight but arrived in Blenheim at dusk|
|And left Picton before the sun had really got its act together...|
Yes, less than 24 hours in the fabulous South Island and not much riding...but there was a reason for this quick trip...
|Phoar! Look at that nice Nissan!|
My first ride took me around Blenheim for a bit - I got lost as I had incorrectly thought I knew where I was when I wasn't...A good thing Blenheim is considerably smaller than Auckland...
The ride over to Picton where I was staying was offered up the opportunity to test the headlights (pretty good) and to rediscover what riding an S10 is like, hint: pretty damn fine. On arrival in Picton I checked in to my accommodation and then shot out again to secure some vittles.
With an 8am sailing to catch I was up and on my way down to the terminal before 7am. There I met a guy from Motueka on his Beemer heading to work (in the 'naki). We had a brekkie together on the boat and found plenty of stuff to yak about on the trip across. Another nice highlight was spotting a couple of Orcas off the front of the boat - they look smaller from the ferry than from a 22' boat (my last experience of them in the wild).
Arriving in Wellington, I got off the ferry and then went to meet up with Julie and family again to show off the new toy. It looked pretty good parked up on the waterfront while we chatted and enjoyed a drinkee.
Eventually it was time to say goodbye and make my way up to Feilding where another critical eye could be run over the new beast (he hasn't ridden it yet). I was fairly happy with the economy on the way up - it was fairly slow going in the traffic but I still reckon I should be looking at a 400km range fairly easily.
|Yes, it was in sports mode all the way too...|
Watch this space...