Kiwi Adventures – Day 4 – Milford Sound
Our first encounter with a Weka (pronounced ‘wicker’), a very curious & determined bird about the size of a small chicken, who was very happy to show off her offspring.
We were really thrilled to visit Milford Sound. A fiord that is more than 9 miles long out to the Tasman sea with sheer rockfaces up to nearly 4000ft high. We had been told it is an awesome sight and a boat trip is a must.
It is difficult to adequately explain the sheer size of the landscape. The boat passing the Lady Bowen waterfall (I was very happy to capture the rainbow too!) is a pretty sizable 2 storey boat.
On the journey back into the Sound we moved in towards the rocks to see the seals basking in the sun. A wonderful sight and hard to appreciate these are wild animals, they seem so calm and accepting of their audience.
Coming back into the dock the sun was getting low in the sky and we realised we may be in for an interesting sunset.
We were not disappointed!
Standing with just a very small handful of people watching the light catching the different layers and the changing colours in the wisps of slowly moving cloud was a truly incredible sight and one of my fondest memories of the trip.
Day 5 – Lake Te Anau, Invercargill and a change of plan…
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