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Milford Sound Kayaking Disaster

May 6th 2014
Day four it was raining vigorously enough to make up for all the raining that didn't happen on days one two and three. I had booked to go skydiving but it was cancelled due to the inclement weather. I was secretly pleased, because somehow the idea of being terrified whilst cold and damp was infinitely less appealing than being cheerfully terrified in the sunshine. I decided not to hang around in Q ... read more
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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
29th June 2014

Hard and bleak!
That's about the worst story I've ever heard about magical (not) NZ. I'm also a fan of traveling during the off-season to avoid crowds and high prices, but it sounds as if you paid too-high a price. Rescue--oh, yes! Glad you and your toes made it out alive.
5th July 2014

I'd still recommend New Zealand in the off season, I just needed to take the hint that some activities are better left for summertime! Mildford Sound managed to be bleak and beautiful at the same time :)

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