The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 62
we pass up Blind Bay through the beautiful French Pass and into Queen Charlotte Sound, at the head of which is situate the snug little port of Picton, the principal port of Marlborough Provincial District. We have an hour to look at the town and its surroundings, and thence proceed to cross the proverbially rough passage over Cook Straits. In five hours we are entering the heads of Port Nicholson, on which is situate Wellington, the capital of New Zealand. We cannot rush away without doing the town thoroughly, but must not dwell -on its points of interest, as time will not permit of our doing so.