|We woke late and very hung over, loaded the car and checked out. Niki and Guiliano, went and dropped there car off and there luggage at the airport and came back to meet us for lunch. We said our goodbyes and promised to visit them in Italy when we got back home and settled, and then drove for 5 hours to Picton to catch our ferry back to the North Island. The ferry was meant to leave at 9.30 pm and arrive at 12.30 am but after a few delays and the drive to the hostel at Wellington we made it to our beds at just after 2am. Ruth was quite chirpy and had been very impressed by the journey, she had expected us to have been very tired and have bitten each other heads off but things had gone fine so she was happy.