It’s looking Doubtful

New zealand lamb, ribeye beef, Akaroa salmon and north island chicken. Pear, apple and cinnamon pie, citrus and ginger cheesecake, kiwi pavlova, chocolate mud pie, local cheese and savoury biscuits. This menagerie of dinner creatures and death by multiple dessert graced my palate aboard the fjordland Navigator on an overnight trip to Doubtful Sounds, the more mature, intriguing and stunningly beautiful-underneath-the-glasses sister of tourist packed Milford Sounds.

Other non-food based notes from the boat;

It was sunny for the first time in 10 days

Heading out to Doubtful Sounds

Heading out to Doubtful Sounds

This Wilmot Pass is the only road not connected to any other roads in New Zealand
View of Foubtful Sounds from Wilmot Pass road

Early morning cruising

Early morning cruising

Boating times

Boating times

I know now that I don’t have enough thumb length for a smooth kayaking paddle consistency

Skill is keeping your balance, paddle and taking a selfie on  Doubful Sounds

Skill is: keeping your balance, paddle and taking a selfie on Doubtful Sounds

The  coldest water I have plunged to.  I also kept up the ‘a seal every 24 hours’ habit.

Doubful sounds

Doubtful sounds

The bus driver who took us the 3 hour journey over to the first ferry crossing had matted hair with white paint in it. I don’t have a picture of this.