Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Cruise Ship in Picton Harbour

This is the ninth posting for the My World meme . It is hosted by Klaus, Ivar,Sandy, Wren, Louise and fishing guy. Last week there were 101 people showing their worlds to us. Here is part of 'My World'.
Many cruise ships call into Picton on their cruises around New Zealand, because of the natural beauty of the Marlborough Sounds, of this small town and the fact that there is plenty to see and do within walking distance and the great weather, makes Picton a very popular visiting place. The Voltarne is about the largest ship that can actually dock beside the wharf, though some larger ships anchor out in the channel and land the people on shore with long boats, when beside the wharf they can easily stroll into the town and along the foreshore.

The Cruise Ship Voltarne at the Picton wharf, it is framed by the Coat Hanger Bridge a local feature, the gracefully curved bridge gives walking access to Shelly Beach and the Marina, because big yachts sail through this stretch of water it has to be rather high to allow the tall masts to get through.


.">The Foreshorehad many small stalls selling high quality hand craft goods to the tourists, there was wonderful turned woodwork, paintings, quilting, many types of jewelery, hand blown glass goods and lots of other interesting items all being kept very busy with sales.

16 comments:

ewok1993 said...

You have a beautiful place there. Have a lovely week.

Ferran said...

Amid the european winter, your pics are an absolute present! :-)

fishing guy said...

Glennis: I love your little town, Picton. You are really close with the post but the link isn't taking you back to My World. We will work on it together. Go out and visit some other site as soon as Mr. Linky starts behaving.

babooshka said...

It does look a cute little place, perfect to relax.

Wren said...

Looks to be a lovely place. I hope to visit NZ some day.

Natural Moments said...

I hope to visit New Zealand one day soon too. There seems to be so much to see and explore, and everyone always says how wonderful the people are in your country.

Have a wonderful Christmas Season.

mannanan said...

Wow and I thought I lived in a wonderful place. This place looks stunning. Thank you for sharing.

Stacey Huston said...

Wonderful world.. thanks for sharing

Dirk said...

Picton seems to be a very nice place. It's great to see this sunny pictures while it's winter out here.

Arija said...

A very beautiful area, no wonder so many tourists go there. Also a good income for the foreshore trsders.

The Tile Lady said...

Glinnis, thank you SO MUCH for visiting My World and commenting! I think the way the corn is planted is fascinating, too, and have only seen it in books, in reference to the way the Native Americans grew their maize. Your My World Post is wonderful! I really enjoyed seeing the photos of the harbour! Oh how I ADORE New Zealand! I have wanted to go there for years! Maybe someday I will!
I see that Fishing Guy is helping you get your My World sorted out...isn't he great!? He helped me too. Take care!

marie

The Good Life in Virginia said...

what a wonderful place to call home...so enjoy your posts and photos.
have a good week.

Sylvia K said...

A really lovely place. Thanks for sharing and have a lovely holiday week, Glennis.

Reader Wil said...

Thank you for this post! In 2005 my Australian daughter, my three Australian grandchildren and I were in New Zealand on the South Island for a month from middle January till middle February. We also stayed in Picton and made trips by boat in the Marlborough Sound. We stayed at Blue Anchor Top 10 Holiday Park and our unit was next to the swimming pool, which was marvellous!

It was wonderful!I wish you and your husband a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

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