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Ducks at sunset at Lake Manapouri on the Kepler Trek  
   

Ducks at sunset at Lake Manapouri on the Kepler Trek

Deep Fiords, high mountains (Milford Sound & Kepler Trek, Fjordland NP, South Island, New Zealand)

March 6th 2010
(Day 701 on the road)After resting my tired bones from the nine-day hike I had just completed, it was finally time to pick up Suzanne from the airport in Queenstown. Suzanne and I have been very good friends ever since we met at university in Hong Kong many years ago, and it was great to see her again (we had last met up in Singapore some 12 months ago). She will be travelling with me here ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Fiordland National Park » Milford Sound

New Zealand Flag The Polynesian Maori reached New Zealand in about A.D. 800. In 1840, their chieftains entered into a compact with Britain, the Treaty of Waitangi, in which they ceded sovereignty to Queen Victoria while retaining territorial rights. In that same year... ... read more
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