Leaving Palmy it was a little chilly and we had to feel our way through some sticky fog for a while until the sun finally burned it off. We arrived in Wellington in plenty of time and parked up with a number of other riders heading South - at least one other TT entrant amongst them.
After helping a young guy tie down his bike (no, he hadn't bought his own tie downs), we grabbed an early lunch and found a place out on deck to park ourselves for the voyage.
Off the boat, we made our way through slow traffic to hot old Blenheim and then carried on down the coast to Kaikoura for fuel. We then had a great run over the Hunderlies and into Cheviot where we stopped for a drink before the last run into Christchurch.
A nice little warm up for the TT and it looks like we are going to have great weather all weekend for the ride!