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" that we can do great things in future"

By Dorae-ong

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

1 Day Trip: Picton–Havelock

It was a spontaneous plan to go Picton for a day trip. Yesterday was a very sunny day, very suitable for outdoor trip. So after late breakfast, asked for brief guide to interesting places in Picton and there we set off happily Smile

Was really sunny, but the digital display at Blenheim Town Centre showed the temperature was 15°C. The sunshine was burning hot, but the breeze was cold.

Picton is a small town. One of activities that must be done is to go to Queen Charlotte Drive. It is a scenic drive that links between Picton and Havelock. There are several stops throughout the way that you can stop to have wonderful view of the drive.


The one thing that we did was to go Queen Charlotte Track,

DSC_0058Shyuan and Chian

If you were to complete the entire track it will take about 2 to 3 days to finish. We of course did not do the entire track as time was limited. So we chose to go Davies Bay, the 1st stop of the track which took about 1.5 hours for a return trip.


DSC_0082Davies Bay

Queen Charlotte Drive



After completed the track, I thought we should just head to Havelock and have mussels since it was just about 15km from the track. I mean, when will we go Havelock, since it is such a small town with almost nothing much to see? So just grab this chance and have a nice nice meal, which we have not had for quite some time Smile

Saw these cute post boxes on our way out from Queen Charlotte Track.

assorted post boxes

There was a heritage trail in Havelock, which maybe take you 10 minutes to finish. Yeah, the town is that small.

Some of the buildings included in heritage trail.

Havelock Museum

St. Peter’s Church

Look at the wall

We heard from Min and Kai Li, sisters we met in hostel, that we should try mussels at The Mussel Pot if we were to go Havelock. So, we of course went… until we found a hole in our wallets haha.

The Mussel Pot – The Mussel Specialist

Since Shyuan does not eat mussel, she ordered Beer Battered Fish and Chips.

Beer battered fish and chips

For me and Chian, we ordered a pot of steamed mussels and a chicken burger to share.

Chicken Burger (the sauce is unique)

Steamed mussels with garlic, white wine & herbsThumbs up

Guess how many mussels are there in the pot?




It’s a total of 18 ( if not mistaken). But it’s just plus or minus 1. Quite a lot I would say. Totally love it! Red heart

By the way, do you know how to eat your mussels?

If you do not know, then read this!


Let me show you how Smile

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Use the 1st shell to take out your mussel and tadaa!

eating mussels
A delicious and filling dinner!

After an early dinner, we headed back to Blenheim. It was a sunset drive back hostel and decided that we should go for sunrise the next daySmile 


Ship leaving Picton Harbour

Picton Harbour – looked busy

Was night time when we reached our hostel.


We could not wait for the next day to come because we were anxious to watch sunrise at the beach!

Stay tuned for sunrise pictures!

Take care peeps! Cheers!