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
I know now that I don’t have enough thumb length for a smooth kayaking paddle consistency
The coldest water I have plunged to. I also kept up the ‘a seal every 24 hours’ habit.
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.