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... sealers and whalers who by 1830 had decimated the seal population. The first European to come across Milford Sound was a Welshman, John Grono, who named it Milford Haven after a little place ,yes you’ve guessed after a little place back home. In 1851 another Welshman, John Lort Stokes renamed it Milford Sound.
The area is a bit on the wet side with around 7metres of rain a year which is twice as much as the Amazon. We had delayed our boat trip in Milford ...
... so we thought we'd have a quick look at David's technique. I love David's effort and I'm glad he's Mr keen as we've got quite a bit of work to do! The boring/effort part was over, time for the slides, diving boards, wave machine, jacuzzi and of course a free shower! Swimming always makes me hungry and brought back fond memories of my dad buying me chips if I was a good girl. It was also recommended in the travel guide to try Southland's ...
We got a bit of a sleep in the next morning before heading towards Invercargill - the closest city to Antarctica. On the way we stopped at a bird sanctuary to have a look at some of New Zealand's native birds being fed - luckily they were all in cages of some sorts! When we arrived in Invercargill we took a walk around their museum and seen ...
... black swans, extensive gardens (one of them with native Nova Scotia plants, as his wife has a cousin living in NS!) and a covered atrium/pavilion. David was very knowledgeable about plants and birds/animals and held very strong opinions about how to grow things and live sustainably. His wife runs a cafe on site, and we bought some excellent homemade boysenberry-apricot-ginger muffins from ...
We stopped at The Packhouse and had a real fruit ice cream. You choose the fruit, they put in the ice cream and mix it together - mmm.
Again the clouds had blown away and the sky was blue and the sun shining. From here we headed for Belclutha - a biggish town but as it was Sunday not many shops open. We found a campsite at Kaku Point which is where we had our first sight of the Pacific Ocean in New Zealand.