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Paddlers “handy” tip

5 times, I’ve kayaked across the Cook Strait  (the stretch of ocean between the North and South Islands of New Zealand). The strait can be deadly treacherous at times, but with thorough, preparation, planning and patience to wait for a weather window, it can be a stunningly scenic, and very rewarding paddle.

George Sound swampy mission

We’d considered George Sound a true adventure….Well the adventure is  actually getting to George Sound carrying a kayak! (and back again!)
It’s one of a multitude of Sounds, Fiords and inlets in the famous Fiordland, and is about halfway between Milford and Doubtful sounds.

Fiordland adventures involve notoriously and continuously wet feet, along the major threat of  blisters and trench foot.  A threat that we simply and elegantly solved by using GurneyGoo.