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Waiau River

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  • Day116

    Doubtful Sound

    February 17 in New Zealand ⋅ ☁️ 19 °C

    Montag Morgen, Abfahrt war um 07:10 Uhr nach Manapouri. Von dort aus startete die Tour zum Doubtful Sound. Der Doubtful Sound ist ein Meeresarm im Fiordland Nationalpark und wird auch gerne als „The Sound of Silence“ bezeichnet. Er ist mit 420 Metern der tiefste Fjord in Neuseeland und mit 40 Kilometern Länge der zweitlängste. Seine Umgebung ist unberührt , beeindruckend und beheimatet grandiose Wasserfälle (vor allem zur Regenzeit). Wie bei anderen Fjorden in dieser Gegend gibt es hier zwei abgetrennte Wasserschichten, die sich nicht vermischen. An der Oberfläche befindet sich Süsswasser, das über die umliegenden Berge abläuft. Die untere Schicht besteht aus Salzwasser vom Meer. Da das Sonnenlicht nur sehr schwer durch die verschiedenen Schichten dringen kann, gedeihen viele Tiefseelebewesen, wie zum Beispiel schwarze Korallen in relativ flachem Wasser. Vom Wilmot Pass erhielten wir einen spektakulären Ausblick auf den Doubtful Sound und die Umliegenden Berge.Read more

  • Day80

    Day 80: The Manapouri Row Experience

    October 8, 2016 in New Zealand ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    A perfect relation test that is. The rowing idea started for kayaks and they were not available untill summer, so an alluminium boat was all we could get. Rowing 1 person at the time was the idea, but the boat was to much above the water so that was not an easy task. Together it went much better but you will have to synchronise everything, the rythm, the strength and without a person steering we needed to steer with the duration and force of every row. It took us a while to really gain some decent speed since the wind was pushing and pulling quite a lot. Together with a nice river current we had a real challenge here. But we did it, we survived the water, wind and each other haha😆. Even when a cruising boat needed to get through and only was able to go through the water where we were. We hoped to be out of the waves at that point but it was the deep water also, so we rowed against the waves to shallow water with our last strength and concentration because we just exhausted ourself to reach our goal ( the big lake). That morning we decided that the Doubtfull Sound cruise was way to much for now. It's a long trip and a lot of money with probably beautifull views but also similar to what we have seen on the Ferry or what we are going to see in Milford Sound tomorrow 😆.
    We were done for today with exercises so we drove through te Anau and to Cascade Creek to get as far as possible to Milford Sound so we wouldn't have to drive that far early morning the next day.
    I was having fun with Mariska running for the car at the campsite and tried to (not) throw her in the water but almost did 😉. We had a great day and it was time for bed.
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