Fiordland - New Zealand

Three months of moving around the coasts of both the North and South Islands have brought us to a magical corner of this incredibly scenic country. After weeks in the splendid isolation of Port Pegasus, at the bottom of Stewart Island, we manage on our third attempt to round South west Cape and cross inhospitable Foveaux Strait. Once we had entered the first of the snaking fiords we were able to explore any number of protected anchorages. Walking in the wilderness, discovering remnants of the areas rich past, wildlife spotting, and feasting on freshly caught seafood, were just a few of the activities that kept us busy. We spend a few special days in our favourite anchorage, Pickersgill in Dusky Sound, with our friends Kicki and Thies from the yacht WandererIII tied up beside us, enjoying their company and catching up on one another's travels. Once we have returned to Opua we have completed a "figure 8" circumnavigation of New Zealand. The first to have done this was  Captain Cook, more than 200 years before us.  

Fiordland impressions                             click picture to enlarge

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