27 August, 2021

We are doing lockdown in Fiordland. When the announcement was made the country was going into Level 4 and people had 48 hours to travel back to their homes, we were on day 11 of a 14 day expedition that included all the Fiords.  It seemed a real pity that we couldn’t finish, we were just three fiords short. Compounding our problem was the fact that the Milford road was closed, so we had little option but to double back to Doubtful Sound and helicopter the folk out to Te Anau and hope that they managed to get home before the Lock Down. 

In the meantime we occupy ourselves with reading, writing, cleaning and a few other necessary jobs like food gathering and cooking.  We have had to cancel one expedition and it is not clear when we will be able to start again ….