Our Mail Boat Run
If you want to see the Charlotte Sounds, this is the way to do it!
What an amazing experience! Best day of “work” ever, sailing around and dropping off all the mail to the residents around Charlotte Sounds who can only be accessed by boat. Sometimes even delivering their groceries. Many times we were welcomed by some very excited wagging tales as the doggies got excited for their biscuit from the mail man!
It was fascinating to see these houses with their owners living off the grid, getting their electricity from solar panels, and with no neighbours in clear site. The views they have are stunning, and all is particularly spectacular on a sunny day like we had.
We were lucky enough to encounter some dolphins as well, which was just magical to see. So many of them, swimming right up and under our boat!
Our skipper did a great job of letting us know about the history of the sounds, along with some of the predator free islands for birds that the Department of Conservation look after. Apparently last year they had to remove 19 deer from one of the islands, that had SWAM to this island! Bonkers!
Throughout the whole trip we were just surrounded by beautiful scenery, seeing Mother Nature at her best.