Category Archives: New Zealand 2012

Road Trip

Back to our New Zealand adventure. Once back in Picton after completing our circumnavigation of the South Island, Deb and I were both ready for some time off the boat. The last time we had been tied to a dock … Continue reading

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Milford to Queen Charlotte

Departing Milford late in the afternoon, it was roughly a 470 mule run up the Tasman Sea along the west coast of the South Island, around Farewell Spit, across Tasman Bay down the Cook Straight and then down Queen Charlotte … Continue reading

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Milford

OK – Milford Sound is the one Fiord accessible by road. It is also the most spectacular (vertically speaking). Over 500,000 people visit here per year. More amazing since the sounds south of here are unhabited and visited by just … Continue reading

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Doubtful Sound

We were off early the next morning for Doubtful Sound. Despite its name, Doubtful Sound is a Fiord surrounded by high mountains and is almost as visually imposing as its famous northern neighbor, Milford Sound. It received its name from … Continue reading

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Dusky Sound, Acheron Passage, Breaksea SOund

As I have frequently mentioned, weather is a big issue in this part of the world. While the weather was nice, several days before our departure from Stuart, reports surfaced that a long swell from deep in the Southern ocean … Continue reading

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Stuart to Chalky Inlet, Fiordland

The next morning we were off early for the 90 mile run to Chalky Inlet that took us across the infamous Foveaux Straight and around the even more infamous Puysegar Point. Joe told us that the Foveaux has claimed more … Continue reading

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Stewart – Port Adventure

Port Adventure is the next inlet south of Patterson. We were off early and headed to Abraham’s Bosom – a secure anchorage. The following shots were taken enroute. This as we approached the anchorage. And Iron Lady at anchor (Always … Continue reading

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Stuart island – Ulva and Kidney Fern

The plan for our next day at Stewart Island was to visit Ulva Island in Patterson Inlet. Ulva is completely free of invasive species and is home to a wife variety of bird life native to New Zealand. Our day … Continue reading

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