This Spot Will Do – Queen Charlotte Sound – Picton, New Zealand

We’ve spent the last two days in Picton, New Zealand, a port town that connects the South Island to the North Island. It’s the second largest city in the Marlborough region, with a whopping population of 4,330 people. Picton is the gateway to the Marlborough Sounds. We wanted to explore the sounds properly; seeing what we wanted to see, when we wanted to see it, stopping where and when we wanted to stop, all at our own pace. So…we rented a jet ski! Neither of us have been on one, so we weren’t sure what we were getting into. We were told we wouldn’t get wet, unless we fell off, but not to worry, that was difficult to do. Well, the water was choppy at spots, and within 10 minutes we were soaked, and within 45 minutes, we managed to fall off. We easily managed to get back on, had a good laugh and continued on. With all of that out of the way, we spent the rest of the morning exploring the coves (which were much much bigger than we imagined), making it a point to stop off at the many little secluded beaches to soak in the sun, search for shells and enjoy the birds. This picture is of one of those secluded beaches.  As New Zealanders would say, sweet as! Except Christine thought they were saying “sweet ass…”