Tips from Maryanne & Kyle aboard the Catamaran Begonia

February 2019: Cruising Fiordland New Zealand (tips and thoughts)

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In February of 2019 as part of a New Zealand circumnavigation we travelled with Begonia to Fiordland (yes, in New Zealand they spell Fjord with an 'i' rather than the nordic 'j') . This page includes two sections, a Useful Tips section (hints and tips for those who follow), and a Pros and Cons section (is sailing to Fiordland worth it?).

Fiordland is spectacularly beautiful (when the sun shines) but our reality was a lot of misery - cold, rain, biting bugs you can only escape from by retreating inside the boat, ugh! On the other hand, everywhere we did go, we wish we could have spent longer. Thankfully what we'll have to remember it by is a batch of stunning photos and we'll soon be forgetting the 80% misery part.

Kyle posted his thoughts >>>in a Fiordland Thoughts blog post<<< But this web page gives a good summary of things you might need to condider before you depart.

Deepwater Basin, Milford Sound Pickersgill Harbour, Dusky Sound George Sound at sunrise Oystercatcher - Pickersgill Harbour, Dusky Sound Dusky Sound Wildlife Lake Cove, Edwardson Sound, Chalky Inlet Doubtful Sound - Hall Arm Milford Sound

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