Early start and departure at 6am to avoid Wellington traffic. There were a few dusty people from the night before.
We had an awesome and extremely well designed and executed drive through cold blustery wind and rain to the ferry terminal.
Unfortunately we had an incident involving a trailer, a loose wheel and a Dodge M37. Luckily the wheel was found in time to board the Ferry. Terry Marshall was also in need of a tow to start his Jeep and load it on board. We were parked among a group of vintage Packard (and other) Cars.
The crossing was good despite the wind and the team had time for breakfast and a few more drinks. They even had time to write these reports on official sick bags. One sick report!
After horsing around refuelling, we had a smooth run in dense Ferry traffic from Picton to Blenheim. It was still raining but we had some welcome respite and an opportunity to get things dry (Especially welcomed by the Jeep drivers).
We organised a couple of movies in the outdoor BBQ area which brought us all together. Dinner was enjoyed in the pub across the road.
This is the first time to the South Island for many of our vehicles.