Greetings from McCormick House in Picton. Our little town is getting ready for the homecoming of our local Olympic rowing hero, Joseph Sullivan.
It has been great watching TV for the past couple of weeks, as our local sporting heros excell on the world stage.
It does wonders to highlight Picton New Zealand as a destination.
Picton Boy Joseph Sullivan knows how to produce two things: heart attacks in his family and friends and a gold medal winning race finish.
Coming from fourth place at the 1750m mark, Joseph, and rowing partner Nathan Cohen, sprinted home and crossed the line to win the final
of the Mens Double Sculls at the 2012 Olympic Games, becoming his home town hero. Joseph, and partner Nathan from Invercargill,
with their mind blowing sprint, won the first gold for New Zealand in these games, and have also honoured their respective clubs and
local districts with their provinces’ first ever gold medals.
Jeanne & Carl Beaumont
21 Leicester Street
Queen Charlotte Sound