Queen Char­lotte Sound

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I hap­pened on your lovely mag­a­zine (Au­gust is­sue) at the doc­tor’s this morn­ing and was in­ter­ested to read about Queen Char­lotte Walk.

We have a small bach in Aratawa Bay in Bay of Many Coves; the lower pic­ture on p 24 (above), la­belled Look­ing from Kenepuru Sad­dle into En­deav­our In­let is in­cor­rect.

It is look­ing into Aratawa Bay im­me­di­ately be­low and out into Bay of Many Coves, with Queen Char­lotte Sound and Ara­pawa Is in the back­ground. It was named by Cap­tain Cook with in­di­vid­ual bays named af­ter English po­ets so Aratawa Bay is also called Burns Bay.

Neigh­bour­ing bays on the left in­clude Chaucer and Milton Bays.

Could I also give a warn­ing to walk­ers who might stay in Pic­ton mo­tels the night be­fore tak­ing a launch to Ship’s Cove.

The early start means you need to or­gan­ise break­fast at an in­con­ve­nient hour for mote­liers and I know of at least two lots of walk­ers who, last New Year, were un­able to ar­range an early break­fast. Do check this be­fore you book.

This is not a good look for Pic­ton which needs to en­cour­age trav­ellers/ tourists who visit the mag­nif­i­cent Marl­bor­ough Sounds.

Carol Dyer Hol­i­day bach owner for the last 50 years

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