We stopped in Picton in the late afternoon. After spending an hour or two in an aquarium, we went to the marina for awhile. The boys and their dad walked around looking at the boats, while the rest of us waited at the van. We got to see this car ferry coming in!
Late in the afternoon, we left Picton and headed up the hill on the Queen Charlotte Drive, intending to go halfway to Havelock to a campground for the night. As we climbed the hill over the town, we saw an overlook–and of course, had to stop. There was the other car ferry coming in, the Interislander.
Cars and trucks were coming off the top deck of the Interislander, and trains were being unloaded from the lower deck. That is a locomotive pushing two flat cars in; they hooked up to a string of eight freight cars and pulled them out, then went back in for more.