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Pacific Diamond's Fiordland Trip

This blog will cover our trip to Fiordland New Zealand.

Vessel Name: Pacific Diamond
Vessel Make/Model: Formula 54
Hailing Port: Opua & New Zealand
Crew: Haydn Bonham & Joanne Bonham & Cuneyt Guleray
01 March 2024 | 45 97'S:166 58'E, North Port, Chalky Inlet
28 February 2024 | Cliff Cove, Cunaris Sound, Chalky Inlet
28 February 2024 | Cliff Cove, Cunaris Sound, Chalky Inlet
28 February 2024 | 45 96'S:166 76'E, Cliff Cove, Cunaris Sound, Chalky Inlet
28 February 2024 | Preservation Inlet, Isthmus Sound
28 February 2024 | Preservation Inlet, Isthmus Sound
28 February 2024 | 46 13'S:166 63'E, Preservation Inlet, Isthmus Sound
25 February 2024 | 45 92'S:166 91'E, Preservation Inlet, Cascade Cove, Long Sound
25 February 2024 | 46 05'S:166 68'E, Isthmus Sound
25 February 2024 | 46 01'S:166 72'E, Preservation Inlet
22 February 2024 | 45 52'S:166 87'E, Breaksea Sound
22 February 2024 | 45 34'S:166 90'E, Doubtful Sound
22 February 2024 | 45 41'S:166 93'E, Doubtful Sound
22 February 2024 | 45 25'S:167 16'E, Bradshaw Sound
21 February 2024 | Charles Sound
17 February 2024 | 45 14'S:167 14'E, Charles Sound
17 February 2024 | 44 97'S:167 44'E, George Sound �- Alice Falls
17 February 2024 | Milford Sound
16 February 2024 | Milford Sound
15 February 2024 | 44 68'S:167 91'E, Milford Sound - Deep Water Basin
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01 March 2024 | 45 97'S:166 58'E, North Port, Chalky Inlet

Day 24 - 29/2/24

A beautiful day this morning. A good day to air the boat out. We motored up Edwardson Sound to Lake Cove. There, there are the Cora Lynn Falls which are fed by Lake Cadman. Last time we were here we did the short walk up to Lake Cadman. There was an old Parkacraft dinghy beside the lake along with a [...]

28 February 2024 | Cliff Cove, Cunaris Sound, Chalky Inlet

Day 23 - 28/2/24

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28 February 2024 | Cliff Cove, Cunaris Sound, Chalky Inlet

Day 23 - 28/2/24

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Day 24 - 29/2/24

01 March 2024 | 45 97'S:166 58'E, North Port, Chalky Inlet
Joanne
A beautiful day this morning. A good day to air the boat out. We motored up Edwardson Sound to Lake Cove. There, there are the Cora Lynn Falls which are fed by Lake Cadman. Last time we were here we did the short walk up to Lake Cadman. There was an old Parkacraft dinghy beside the lake along with a baler and Sikaflex! So, this time Haydn brought the 2HP outboard so they could go exploring on the lake.
The Dinghy was still there, and after a few repairs on the hull the boys set off up Lake Cadman. Joanne went back to watch the boat.
The lake had beautiful white fine gravel beaches. Like the tropics except no Palm trees. At the top of Lake Cadman there is a short stream and then you get into Lake Carrick. It was in this lake they saw two deer. Brent lined up the stag to take a shot from 218mts and at that same time the outboard decided to play up and started jerking so they missed their opportunity!
The dinghy held together so a good trip and stories to tell of the one that got away.
The weather forecast for the next few days is not looking good so decided to head out and see if the conditions were good enough to head to Dusky in the late afternoon. It was too windy and we would have been pushing it to get into Dusky before dark so came back in and anchored in Northport for the night.

Day 23 - 28/2/24

28 February 2024 | Cliff Cove, Cunaris Sound, Chalky Inlet
Joanne
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Day 23 - 28/2/24

28 February 2024 | Cliff Cove, Cunaris Sound, Chalky Inlet
Joanne
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