A very peaceful and quiet night after an excellent local Chinese meal: full of Chinese people, always a good sign! Saw us up early and refreshed and breakfasting at 0700, awaiting being picked up and transported off to Milford Sound.
Rudyard Kipling once called it the eighth wonder of the world: it is named after Milford Haven, having been discovered by Captain John Grono around 1812, who named it thus, his homeland being Wales.
On the way were various stops at places called Mirror Lakes, Knobs Flat, where in fact the public toilets were. (Stop it!). Named as such because of the knobs or mounds of earth left behind by the glacial movements. There was the Homer Tunnel (very much pre the Simpsons) completed in 1953, and runs some 1.2 km.
In the end, as we gasped and oohed our way along, as the dictionary became completely empty of any more descriptive adjectives to use, they had all gone. We boarded a fine vessel, which wasn’t too crowded and we headed off into the sound, encountering seals and bottle nosed dolphins.
The Dolphins were better than those we went swimming with. Such is life. Tomorrow we push on to Queenstown, as I said retracing our steps, and there we rest (allegedly) for a couple of days with a lake view of Lake Wakatipu.
Thank you for reading, keep those comments coming for we fly home a week next Thursday.
M & M