Friday, February 13, 2015

ScooterBob crosses the ditch

This morning I was up before 5 and ScooterBob and I were on the road by 5:30 making our way down to Wellington to catch the ferry South.  It was a fairly chilly ride down but we only had the slightest bit of drizzle in a couple of places.

We arrived at the ferry just after seven but they were keen to get us loaded and I only had time for a couple of quick snaps.



The sailing wasn't too bad although there were a few bumps in the road as we went through the Wellington Heads.  It flattened out a bit in the middle and soon enough the South Island came into view.

Bye-bye North Island

Hello South Island
The Sounds
Off the boat around 12pm and straight into the lovely windies of Queen Charlotte Drive - time for some fun.  We had a GS800 catch us while stuck behind a car and with him on our tail and ScooterBob's encouragement we had a ball.
 
Our next stop was at the lookout just above Havelock to show ScooterBob a few views of the Sounds.
 


 
After a quick refuel in Havelock we carried on towards Nelson, stopping again for pictures at Pelorus Bridge.
 



 
After a cruise through Rai Valley it was time for some more fun over the Rai and Whangamoa Saddles before finally hitting Nelson.  After one wrong turn I eventually got Bob up to the lookout where we could take in the views across the Tasman Bay.




We are now parked up in Richmond for a few days before we take to the West Coast....

9 comments:

  1. Great to see the South Island again, albeit virtual. The real Bob was an early bird as well, and could hardly wait for the (moto) day to begin. I am sure that SB wasn't grumpy when you had an early start, especially given the reason...

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    1. Apparently the topbox is a nice place to nap...

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  2. It's odd to see ScooterBob on its travels, so familiar and yet so very far off. Thanks for guiding Andrew, it's truly appreciated.

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    1. Glad to do it David. I'm having fun myself too you know ;)

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  3. Other continents, other hemispheres, talk about a traveler.....:) Go ScooterBob, Go!

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  4. Hi Andrew, I'm waiting for SB to lead you into temptation with a speeding ticket on your TT2000 travels down south :-)

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    1. That's not very nice Geoff - you know I never speed...

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    2. Yes but he will talk you into it, I never pull wheelies either until scooterbob rode with me......

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  5. Good pics....someday I hope to ride in New Zealand.

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