Thursday, January 09, 2014

Queen Charlotte Sound paradise

Queen Charlotte Sound, NZ
Queen Charlotte Drive winds from Picton (where the ferry from Wellington lands) to Havelock (on the way to Nelson) along the picturesque Queen Charlotte Sound. If you are ever in the area it is a 'must do' drive (but easy to miss if you don't know it is there). The speed limit is 50kph but you would be hard pressed to travel faster than 40 kph as the road is narrow and windy, snaking along the hillsides or along the bays. You wouldn't want to drive any faster anyway as it is such a feast for the eyes. A village clings to the hillside part way along and regular signs point the way to artist's studios, jewellers and other artisans.
Flax plants, Queens Charlotte Sound
Picton, NZ
Looking south to snow capped mountains in the distance
(too distant for my phone-camera )

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