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Edwins Bicycle Tour Downunder
Monday, 31 January 2005
Wellington to Picton, Tuesday 25 January






1) Leaving Wellington

2) Queen Charlotte Sound






Today we were due to catch the Interislandline ferry from Wellington to Picton on the north coast of South Island at 3.30 so we had some time to spend looking round Wellington.

A little crisis developed first thing as I realised I had left my small Pentax Digital Camera on the train possibly in the seat pocket. After a few phone calls to the lost property department and some checks were made it was established that the Camera had not been found during cleaning and the train had left a few hours before as the morning train to Auckland. The guard checked the train but there was no trace of the camera. We went to the Station and picked up confirmation that the loss had been reported for Insurance purposes.

Some retail therapy followed to find me a new camera and Martin some new cycling sunglasses from a bike shop as he had left his old ones in a taxi back in Hamilton.

The bike shop recommended a good local camera shop and I picked up a 5 megapixel Samsung Digimax V50 for 700 nz$ or 280 pounds.

In the afternoon we caught the Interislander catamaran ferry to Picton. There were great views as the ferry made its way into Queen Charlotte Sound

In the evening Martin asked me to help him organise the booking over the Internet of a bungi jump in Queenstown. This is the first time a Tour member has asked me to organise his suicide. The fateful day is fixed for the 5 February from the original Bungi Jump bridge at Queenstown. Watch this space!!

remote Posted by Edwin at 1:29 PM EADT
Updated: Monday, 31 January 2005 1:42 PM EADT
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