|Double rainbow on Lake Manapouri|
|Daniel and Sally going under one of|
the many waterfalls
|Our group heading up the Hall Arm of the fjord|
Yesterday we spent a full day kayaking in one of the most remote and untouched places we've ever been. To get to Doubtful Sound (which is actually a fjord, carved by a glacier), we took a 2-hour trip by 2 boats and a bus. There is no way to access this area except by boat, and it is breathtakingly pristine. It was a really wet trip and I have to admit that I was skeptical when we started out because of all the rain (we were soaked before we even got started), but it was well worth it. We had a small group of about 10 people, plus our guide, and there were only 1 or 2 other boats that we encountered. Because of the rainfall, there were countless waterfalls streaming down the walls of the surrounding mountains, which made it even more dramatic. This was definitely a trip to remember and, unfortunately, there is no way to truly capture it with pictures.