We spent the day in this area by going for a ride out in the car. The weather is worsening as the cyclone nears. We hope we will get across to North Island tomorrow before the weather gets too bad. We drove over a little of the route that we had cycled earlier in our trip, to Haverlock. It seemed so long since we first started in South Island. It is still a pleasure to be in Picton.
Birthday girl has carrot cake and coffee
The cloud thickens as the cyclone nears. We are hoping that tomorrow's sailing is not cancelled.