Stewart Island

We loaded up the boats and paddled into Patterson's inlet, and half way up Freshwater River. 

Stashing the kayaks, we tramped across to the West side of the Island. 

We set up at an old abandonded homestead down at the bottom of Masons Bay, for the week, hunting, diving and fishing.

The days were super long (20hrs), due to being that far south at the time of year.

We struck the weather incredibly well for Stewart Island, and had no schedule apart from the tides.

On the way back we combined the walk and paddle and pulled up for an amazing last night on a little deserted island on the east side.

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 The days usually consisted of an early morning Deer hunt, followed by a kiwi stalk. We'd then head to the beach, read our books, before jumping in the water to grab lunch and dinner (paua and crays). Finishing up with a bonfire till the sun set around 10pm.

The days usually consisted of an early morning Deer hunt, followed by a kiwi stalk. We'd then head to the beach, read our books, before jumping in the water to grab lunch and dinner (paua and crays). Finishing up with a bonfire till the sun set around 10pm.