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New Zealand - Doubtful Sound Tour
31 March - 1 April 2010
Doubtful Sound, New Zealand
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The tour started with a bus ride - fortunately our driver ignored the latter instruction ("BUSES FREEWHEEL").
The tour started with a bus ride - fortunately our driver ignored the latter instruction ("BUSES FREEWHEEL").
The Fiordland Navigator, largely obscured by the dock.
The Fiordland Navigator, largely obscured by the dock.
The main salon.
The main salon.
We shared a room with two other passengers.
We shared a room with two other passengers.
Hundreds of waterfalls appear after a rainfall in Doubtful Sound.
Hundreds of waterfalls appear after a rainfall in Doubtful Sound.
We saw plenty of waterfalls - it rained for the duration of our cruise.
We saw plenty of waterfalls - it rained for the duration of our cruise.
Water, water everywhere, let's all have a drink.
Water, water everywhere, let's all have a drink.
The Blanket Bay "Hotel"
The Blanket Bay "Hotel"
We spotted this fur seal colony during the cruise.
We spotted this fur seal colony during the cruise.
The start of a slightly chilly and very wet kayaking trip.
The start of a slightly chilly and very wet kayaking trip.
The quality of the scenery was only rivaled by that of the food.
The quality of the scenery was only rivaled by that of the food.
On the morning of day two we spent some time on the bridge.
On the morning of day two we spent some time on the bridge.
Allison in the skipper's seat.
Allison in the skipper's seat.
The photos are digital crops and therefore somewhat blurry. Our 200 mm zoom lens didn't have quite enough reach.
The photos are digital crops and therefore somewhat blurry. Our 200 mm zoom lens didn't have quite enough reach.
A few members of the resident pod of bottlenose dolphins accompanied us on the return cruise.
A few members of the resident pod of bottlenose dolphins accompanied us on the return cruise.
We saw a Kea, the world's only alpine parrot, while waiting for the power station tour.
We saw a Kea, the world's only alpine parrot, while waiting for the power station tour.
A fantail, another New Zealand bird.
A fantail, another New Zealand bird.
The machine room of the Manapouri Power Station.
The machine room of the Manapouri Power Station.
A 2 kilometer long access tunnel wound its way through the mountain to the machine room.
A 2 kilometer long access tunnel wound its way through the mountain to the machine room.
The power station from above.
The power station from above.
 


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