Queen Charlotte Sound
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