Day Two on the Navigator

I awake early and peek out the port hole by my bunk.  By dawns light I see we have anchored in a beautiful sheltered cove overnight.

My three bunk mates are still asleep.  I slip out grab a hot shower, my camera and some coffee and am first out on deck taking advantage of the light.

I return to the dining room to warm up where a very full breakfast has been laid out.

We will spend the next few hours slowly cruising this inlet and then head back to Deep Cove.

As we finish the trip to Deep Cove, I reflect on what a wonderful two days this has been.  The crew of the Navigator have been friendly and first rate.  Our chef, fresh off the high end summer Antarctica cruise season was stellar.  We had 35 passengers, half the Navigator’s capacity.  The scenery was overwhelming.   I would highly recommend this trip to anyone with the time and willingness to travel a ways to get there.

To see more of my Doubtful Sound photos click here.

Back at Deep Cove, we disembark and exchange heartfelt thanks with the captain and crew.  The coach is waiting and 34 passengers load.  I stand alone with backpack as the bus pulls out.  Waving goodbye, I walk off toward an uninhabited wilderness!

I walk off toward an uninhabited wilderness!   

to be continued…


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4 Responses to DOUBTFUL SOUND, DAY 2

  1. Judie April 23, 2012 at 9:35 am #

    Doubtful Sound is beautiful! So far all of NZ has been beautiful! Navigator looks like a perfect way to see this area. Super cool, Philip!! Definitely living this vicariously thru you my dear buddy!

    • Philip April 24, 2012 at 8:29 pm #

      The food wasn’t too shabby either!

  2. Mindy April 23, 2012 at 4:41 pm #

    What a great looking sail boat!!
    Such a beautiful trip you’er having- wow!!
    Keep the great photos coming Phil-
    Love you,

    • Philip April 24, 2012 at 8:28 pm #

      Love U2 sis!

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