When we arrived in Picton, we made our way to our hostel, though the office was closed for lunch.
For nz$4.50, I chose the roast veggie and cheese pies. They weren’t ready yet, but I didn’t mind because that meant mine was freshly baked! It was soooo delicious, the seeds on top were like the icing on the cake!
Did you know that you are supposed to eat personal pies like a hot pocket (with your hands, bite after bite?) Hannah and I split some small desserts for nz$2.50 each. Hannah picked a ginger slice, which was so sugary but spicy, too!
AKA delicious-ness! Apparently it’s a typical Kiwi dessert. Unfortunately, their award-winning tart had cherries (I’m allergic!) but we were more than satisfied with what we got: a heavenly almond blueberry tartlet.
We checked into our quaint hostel, then headed over to check out the 9th oldest ship in the world – the Edwin Fox.
When England was banishing their convicts to Australia, guess who brought them over? Then when normal civilians began to emigrate, they survived the 116+ day journey in her cabins. One passenger said that with the creaking of the ship, the waves crashing against the walls, and the crew hollering all night long, sleep was nearly impossible.
After the museum, we ventured our first South Island tramp!
Since it was a Sunday, we ran into some difficulties today while trying to arrange more travel plans (everything was closed). Exasperated, we talked about how they need to get with the program and get their priorities straight. It’s the weekend, isn’t this a tourist town? Come on, we need to get stuff organized! But during our hike, we oggled at all the locals, just spending a typical Sunday afternoon meeting up with friends, walking their dogs on the beach, and reading on the side of a cliff. It’s not them, it’s US who need to get with the program. I am learning that a gorgeous Sunday afternoon should be spent relaxing with those I love and enjoying what life has to offer. THAT is what’s really important.
After a fancy dinner of hardboiled eggs and pasta, we ventured with one thing in mind: ice cream. We stumbled upon this cool-looking cafe that I recalled reading about in TLP!
Then, it was bedtime for us! We had to rest up for our day of visiting wineries…