This week we spent another few hours in the little Bike Barn van along with a 3hr ferry trip across the Cook Strait to reach the South Island. My previous trips across the Cook Strait have been idyllic, sunning myself on the deck watching dolphins swim by the boat. This time it was pretty chilly and I had a big fry up breakfast just before we hit the open ocean so was not feeling too special for a while! However it soon mellowed out and I had chance to catch up on a little sleep.
As soon as we arrived at Picton, the weather really picked up and we had a great week of sunshine for the racing. Nelson was the venue for the Oceania