Thursday, March 4, 2010
To get from the North Island of New Zealand to the South Island, you have to take a ferry. There is no bridge. The ferry takes about 3 hours and goes through a couple of different sounds (bodies of water caused by rivers and the ocean meeting). It was quite beautiful (even though I slept most of the way) and Shawn even saw about 50 dolphins. Since the south island is so far south on the globe the terrain is very different. In a couple of days, we will even be in the glacier (giant ice chunks) region!