(7) Déambulation automnale : Changement d’iles en bateau de Wellington à Picton

Trois heures dix minutes en Férry pour passer de l’île du Nord à celle du SUD.

Wellington / Picton changement de décors pour notre expédition en Terre Australe. Toujours autant de moutons mais on trouve au Sud une île beaucoup plus sauvage même si l’agriculture prend une grande place.

Picton (MāoriWaitohi) is a town in the Marlborough Region of New Zealand’s South Island. The town is located near the head of the Queen Charlotte Sound, 25 km (16 mi) north of Blenheim and 65 km (40 mi) west of WellingtonWaikawa lies just north-east of Picton, and is often considered to be contiguous part of Picton.

Picton is a major hub in New Zealand’s transport network, connecting the South Island road and rail network with ferries across Cook Strait to Wellington and the North Island. The town has a population of 4,340 (June 2016),[1] making it the second-largest town in the Marlborough Region behind Blenheim. It is the easternmost town in the South Island with a population of at least 1,000 people.

The town is named after Sir Thomas Picton, the Welsh military associate of the Duke of Wellington, who was killed at the Battle of Waterloo.

 

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