Sun at the Sound
Trip Start Sep 19, 2009
87Trip End May 19, 2010
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The next 2 hours were more windy and spectacular, with our 'tourism radio' station telling us when to stop for good views, just in case we couldn’t see them
After lunch (and happy to escape!) we left the park and headed down to the port for our boat. Being the latest boat in the afternoon, our departure was not linked to any day tour buses, which meant there were only about 20 of us on a boat that could probably take 60...perfect! Within minutes we were viewing a stunning waterfall and the Mitre Peak, apparently the first tour of the day to be able to see it, as cloud nearly always covers it up. So far, so good! We then passed mini seal colonies, and more waterfalls – with our boat getting up close and personal – as well as various different mountains shaped like animals, namely a lion and an elephant. I spent most of the time darting out on deck for photos before shooting back inside for the warmth! On the return journey, the boat went right up to the rock face under a waterfall, and fools like me stood under the water getting soaked – although apparently the water is very good for your skin!!!
Back on land around 6.30pm, and it was back to camp for dinner. As the indoor kitchen was overrun with backpackers staying in the lodge, we shut ourselves inside Polly (away from the sandflies!) & made use of her two hobs. Ben made his first corn beef hash in 6 months. Yummy!
So, with Milford Sound ticked off our list, we were ready for our next stop!