South Fiord of Lake Te Anau

4 January 2021 - David Cary

The last 2 weeks has been difficult, I deceded to use the first good day since Christmas for a quick solo kayak mission up the South Fiord of Lake Te Anau.

Brod Bay

I left after work on the 3rd and paddled the short distance to Brod Bay. I woke up the next day to mirror calm conditions and had an uneventful and spectacular paddle to the top of the fiord for lunch.

Top of the Lake

The wind began to build on the return paddle, I stopped at 3pm at a fabulous Rata beach and camped for the night under a tarp.

Rata Beach

I was up early after a warm dry night, trying to beat the sandflies, and had an uneventful paddle home in gentle rain and mirror calm conditions, all the way to Te Anau at 9:30 for a light day at work. I slept well.

South Fiord Morning