Again the Archer Track – Sound Secret

Elaine Bay Marlborough SoundsIt was just last week that we were at Elaine Bay in Marlborough Sounds, down towards French Pass. After a rough couple of days the sun came out. Which made all the difference. And gradually the wind died down, which was another good difference. On our previous visit we’d stumbled upon the Archer Track, a delightful track from Elaine Bay around to Tennyson Inlet. That time we’d gone as far as Little Deep Bay hut and we decided the 3-hour walk there and back would be good for us again.

So we set out and walked there and back (Friday of last week). The views and vistas are still stunning and the track is a delight.

Elaine Bay

Elaine Bay when it wasn’t raining.

Wyn setting off on Archer Track

Wyn setting off on Archer Track

Archer Track Pelorous Sound

Wyn on the Archer Track – Pelorous Sound

Elaine Bay Pelorous Sound

Looking back into Elaine Bay Pelorous Sound from the Archer Track

Wyn on chairs Archer Track

Wyn on chairs provided by the locals – Archer Track

Pelorous Sound

Pelorous Sound from Archer Track – Maud Island in middle distance

Tennyson Inlet Tree Fern

Tennyson Inlet and Tree Fern beside the Archer Track

Wyn on Archer Track

Wyn on Archer Track

Little Deep Bay Hut Archer Track

Little Deep Bay Hut on the Archer Track in Tennyson Inlet

Wyn on Archer Track

Wyn on Archer Track

Pelorous Sound

Pelorous Sound – from the Archer Track

Ross at start of Archer Track

Ross back at the start of Archer Track

Elaine Bay DoC Camp

Elaine Bay DoC Camp

Elaine Bay mailboxes

Elaine Bay mailboxes

 

 

Gallery of photos – Back to the Marlborough Sounds December 2012

Click on thumbnails to see full size. (And then you can click through them)

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