Okay here's the last of my holiday snaps from December. This little town, Picton, is at the top of the South Island, and is the docking point for the Interisland ferry which takes people, trains, and cars between the North and South Islands. When a ferry is due to depart (there are several sailings each day), the township fills up. If there is rough weather and ferries are delayed, all the accommodation fills up. But otherwise, it's just a quiet little seaside town (population 4,000).
The Interisland ferry is in the background. That's a pedestrian overbridge in the pic with the Keep Right sign on it.
View out to the harbour mouth and the Marlborough Sounds