EXPLORING FJORDLAND NATIONAL PARK, NZ

By: thekorzens

Feb 24 2016

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Category: BEYOND, FJORDLAND NATIONAL PARK, New Zealand

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The British naval explorer Captain James Cook and his crew were the first Europeans to visit Fiordland having arrived on the Resolution in 1773, seeking a refuge after 123 days battling the ferocious, icy Southern Ocean.

On Cook’s first visit in 1770 he thought the coast so dangerous he did not try to land, though as dusk approached he did note the presence of a promising harbour, giving it the name Dusky Bay.

In his second voyage, however, he did enter the fjord, producing his usual meticulous charts and descriptions, which opened the way for a burst of European activity.

Once you see for yourself the myriad of bays, islands and peninsulas one could only marvel at the expertise that this renowned explorer and his crew had.  And no GPS.

 

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