Day 16 – Rest Day/Blenheim to Picton

Today 30 km total 1030 km

Today was really just a rest day, but I had to transfer myself from Blenheim to Picton. Got groceries in Blenheim before heading out, and rode very slowly on tired legs to Picton where I checked in to the cabin where I will meet Cath and Lee tonight.
Picton is really just a little Ferry Port town and services kayaking and hiking/riding trips up in the sounds with water taxis, etc. Since lots of people end up spending a night or two on one or the other side of the Wellington ferry or a backcountry trip, there are plenty of bars and restaurants. Le Cafe was recommended by Sterling and Emi and I checked it out for a great coffee and sandwich! The photo below is the view out into the sounds and it wasn’t hard to wile the day away strolling around, handling last-minute logistics, and getting online to connect with home a bit.
Cath and Lee arrive late tonight and tomorrow it’s off to the Queen Charlotte Track! Stoked!

View from Le Cafe in Picton

View from Le Cafe in Picton

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