Saturday, February 25, 2012

Peace on Doubtful Sound

Milford Sound gets most of the attention in Fiordland National Park, while Doubtful Sound is bigger and more remote, and absolutely enchanting.  We made the wise decision to bite the bullet and sign up for an overnight trip on the Sound via cabin cruiser that slept only 12, including the crew.  It took a van ride, a ferry and a van ride over a pass to get down to the mooring.  We crossed the length of the fiord that afternoon to where it met the Tasmanian Sea, with rock/islands covered with seals and birds.  On the way back, we stopped to kayak, fish from the boat and check on some crayfish traps.  The fishing and the traps provided dinner that night, which was incredible.  That evening, we stationed ourselves on the roof of the boat with some good wine, found the Southern Cross and stared skyward at the dazzling display.  Unforgettable.

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