11-12-2004

This day was completely arranged for us by Real Journeys (NZ $ 410,- for
two persons) so we only had to turn up at the right spot and let us float. The first part of
the trip was nothing in terms of birds, it started at the Doubtful Sound with the first pair
of Fjordland Crested Penguin (Eudyptes pachyrhynchus, Fjordland Kuifpinguin)
already before I had my binocs ready. Later on I found another two swimming and the
skipper found two nice ones sitting on a rock near the entrance to sea. Nice also were the
huge group of over 60 Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) including young.