Our trip involved a 50-minute boat ride from Manapouri across the lake to the Power Station, a 40-minute bus ride from there across Wilmot Pass and down to Deep Cove, then about 3 hours cruising the sounds in another boat. The photo above was actually taken on the way back when the blue sky began to cloud over but it pictures well, I think, the “layered” nature of the Sound. This look was also captured in the next shot which is taken from the top of the Wilmot Pass, just before a very steep descent, the distance in this case adding a characteristic blue haze.
Next, here are a couple of what I think of as typical Doubtful Sound photos, capturing the scenic attractiveness of the place.
I am fascinated by reflections and patterns and am determined that you shall be also.
Out at the start of the Tasman Sea were fur seals on an unusually-coloured rock. The interplay of seal and rock, I felt, was also worthy of note. I have sharpened the photo only very slightly to try and make the seals more clear but otherwise this is exactly as seen.