April 8, 2021 Fiordland Photos En route from Nelson to Milford Sound View from Fresh Water Basin, Milford Sound Milford Sound Milford Sound Harrison Cove, Milford Sound View from our mooring. Cameron never thought he would see snow from the boat:) On a hike up the famed Milford Track Milford Track View Banyan at rest in Fresh Water Basin, Milford Sound Departing Milford Sound From Milford Sound, we sailed down to George Sound Behind Anchor Island, George Sound aka Sandfly Central. We are very slightly aground here… Sandflies in George Sound George Sound Heading into Alice Bay at the top of George Sound Alice Lake, a short hike from the top of George Sound Banyan stern tied to a permanent line in Alice Bay, George Sound A looking down the waterfall into George Sound Alice Lake at the top of the falls, George Sound My favorite photo from our time in Fiordland. Cameron with his girls. Alice Lake, George Sound Dea’s Cove, Bradshaw Arm, Doubtful Sound. We are all side tied to the same hawser line running from the beach out to a mooring buoy behind us. The business end of the hawser line The mystery object. These were what was glowing at night. They were all over the place in Fiordland. We sailed through fields of these during the day and at night while they glowed with luminescence. Anyone know what they are? Dea’s Cove, Bradshaw Arm, Doubtful Sound Doubtful Sound Precipice Cove, Doubtful Sound. Cameron’s looking happy after settling in for the coming blow Precipice Cove, Doubtful Sound – one of the only anchorages we ever shared with other boats Precipice Cove, Doubtful Sound Doubtful Sound Doubtful Sound Captain Cameron Gear Arm, Doubtful Sound Gear Arm, Doubtful Sound Gear Arm, Doubtful Sound Gear Arm, Doubtful Sound Doubtful Sound Amazing day… Doubtful Sound Doubtful Sound Banyan showing off her laundry in Deep Water Basin, Doubtful Sound Helena Falls, Deep Water Basin, Doubtful Sound Helena Falls, Deep Water Basin, Doubtful Sound Our view from the falls out to Banyan in Deep Water Basin, Doubtful Sound Looking down Doubtful Sound from Deep Water Basin Blanket Bay Hotel, Doubtful Sound Filling up with water at the Blanket Bay Hotel, Doubtful Sound Dinner, tossed to us from some super nice fisherman. Albatros Albatros Albatros more dinner Poke Baby! Motoring up Dagg Sound Still water at the head of Dagg Sound Motoring out of Dagg Sound School en route Dusky Sound Rafted to a dive boat in Cascade Cove, Dusky Sound. They also tossed us some cray! A pretty sweet heli pad, Cascade Cove, Dusky Sound Cook Arm, Dusky Sound view from the heli pad. Banyan is moored between a stern line to shore and a mooring which is just outside the frame View from Astronomer’s Point, where Capt. Cook took the transit of Venus to get a more accurate location for New Zealand and where he did a 30 day refit of his ship. The first beer brewed in New Zealand was brewed here 🙂 Heading into Luncheon Cove, Dusky Sound Luncheon Cove, where Cook “dinned on crayfish” and we had a respite from the sandflies! Our bow and stern are connected to permanent lines. A view out toward Many Islands in Dusky Sound from a view point on Anchorage Island The Bush – Anchorage Island, Dusky Sound One of the classic Fishing depots where fisherman off load crayfish and bring in supplies. The helicopter actually lands on the structure to the right of the building on the left. One pilot we talked to said this was the sketchiest of the pads. Some industrious fisherman has installed a satellite here so they can get their Rugby and TV shows:) Departing Luncheon Cove and Dusky through the narrow channels Crown Fern Departing Dusky Sound Collecting dinner Preservation Sound dinner Cameron grabbed a shot of our rust bucket mooring in Weka Cove, Preservation Sound while he was up doing a rig inspection. The fisherman have converted an old ferry and built a helipad on top. Inside it looked like a bar, the day after a good party. Paua (abalone) for dinner, Preservation Sound Walk to the light house on Puysegur Point, Preservation Sound Puysegur Point View from Puysegur Point The Light house at Puysegur Point Preservation Sound Weka Cove, Preservation Sound En Route to Stewart Island. Can you believe this is the Southern Ocean!!!