January in the Marlborough Sounds

Where has January gone – somewhere amongst the haze of peak summer season in Picton?  The Marlborough Sounds was a popular place for many New Zealanders, Australians and Europeans over the Christmas/New Year period and we have had a great time launching adventures for visitors from a few hours to a few days.  As you can see from the photos below, our month was dominated by a range of weather, unfortunately unseasonably cool which did make some trips quite interesting.

The month also saw a fantastic New Years eve party and fireworks on the foreshore, the hosting of another Marlborough Farmers Market and the Picton Maritime festival – celebration of all things maritime, followed by live music and fireworks (again!). Picton really has been the place to be over the summer.  A highlight for January has to be Dave appearing large as life on the front page of the Marlborough Express on our stand-up-paddlle boards – a new edition to our hire fleet.  http://www.stuff.co.nz/marlborough-express/news/6215985/Paddle-boardsproving-popular.  He has been getting a suitably hard time about being Picton’s new “pin-up” boy!

February is a busy time for Marlborough residents and visitors with Blues & Brews, the Marlborough Wine and Food Festival early in the month, the Winery Tour visiting on 17 February with Gin Wigmore, Atlantic City and The Muttonbirds playing.  Lots to see and do, mixed with a few days rest and recreation in the Sounds thrown in as well.

So as we rush into February we wish you a very belated happy and properous new year.