Day 90 Had a good sleep, except for being woken up by a call from the Bluebridge ferry people who were wondering why I wasn’t there for the 2:30 am ferry. Explained that I hadn’t actually completed the booking because they had no cabins available. Was told ok, no problem, and rolled over and went back to sleep. Got up and had a nice shower and then started to organize some breakfast. Discovered I had misplaced my little Bodum coffee press - probably left it at last campground. I made some coffee in the little plastic cup from my camp set - it tasted vaguely of gasoline, probably because the campset was in the pannier where the fuel bottle leaked. Better than no coffee though. Had a couple of cereal bars for breakfast and started to pack up. Talked with two women who were touring around, one on a Vespa and the other on a Triumph. Got everything loaded up and headed off to catch the ferry for the South Island. Getting through Wellington was easy - everything was well signed and I arrived way early. When they opened up the check in gate they directed me to a little shelter over in the corner of the loading area and said bikes should wait there until they were called down. They loaded the trucks first, the started loading the cars. Partway through I was called down and directed to go around the side where I was directed into the area where the trucks were parked. There are wheel chocks sling the side of the boat and I nosed the front wheel into one of them. They pointed to tie down straps and said to secure the bike, but no need for multiple tie fiends as it was very calm. I got out the items I wanted for the crossing and made my way fro Deck 3 where the bike was parked to Deck 8 - the observation deck. I had discovered the battery in my Canon camera was flat, even though I’d charged it the other day. I think it’s getting turned in inside the pannier. I had the charger with me and found a chair next to a table that had an outlet and plugged it in. By the time the ferry left the dock it was charged enough to use. The ferry is massive and you don’t really feel it moving as it swings around and heads out the channel. I took some pictures while we were in the channel, then headed down to the cafe on deck 7 to get some lunch - fish and chips, a cider, and a ginger square. Afterwards I headed back to the observation deck and found a chair - may actually have slept for a bit. As we approached the South Island I went back outside and took pictures as we headed down the long bay towards Picton. As we approached the dock they asked the drivers to return to their vehicles and I headed down to get everything re-stowed in the bike. I was directed two cross over between two of the trucks and get into the line of cars, which I did, and soon I was riding off the ferry. I stopped in Picton to buy groceries and then set course for the Queen Street Campground in Richmond. I got there and checked in nice patch of grass under trees and a very well equipped camp kitchen. I cooked and ate my dinner, chatting with a lady who is staying there in a camper while her new house is being built. After dinner I went back to my tent and quickly fell asleep.