We approached this passage with some trepidation. The Cook Strait has a reputation as both picturesque and dangerous. Unwilling to pass up an opportunity, I braved the high winds to shoot photos. There were a couple of times the winds were so strong that it was impossible to stand up straight (no pun intended!).
I discovered a spot on the fantail of the ferry where we were protected from the wind. The only problem? There were photographers aplenty!