We managed to fit our life into a Rav4

A few farewells were had, tears were shed (went eye makeup-less for I swear a week) and after over 7 years in the capital, we were off.

The Rav was fill to the brim, travel snacks at the ready and my legs swished against all our stuff … The road trip was just about to begin.

Wellington well and truly put on a magnificent day for us to travel out on, a calm sea and clear blue sky, with only a slight chill on the air. We were finally ready to board the Interislander.

We went on the viewing deck and watched as our Wellington become further and further out of view … cue the tissues.

We set ourselves up in the bar and cafe part of the boat, this meant that children were almost nonexistent (sorry not sorry) and there was room to spread out, they also had the sport on so Ryan was particularly happy. I got a average coffee from the cafe as we took out our snacks, as trust me there food on the boat is both overpriced and pretty awful – though the call for hot scones with whipped cream was pretty tempting especially while I was nipping away at some carrot sticks (thinking of holiday bod for Brazil and it was going all well and good until the chocolate come out of the snack bag *faceplant)

The sailing was super smooth and when we hit The Marlborough Sounds we were itching to get outside to take some photos. Since a photo speak a 1000 words check out how beautiful that view is!

We safely arrived in Picton, to continue the rest of our journey South to Christchurch. But first a bit to eat.