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Sunday, May 12, 2013

More Milford...

I haven't had internet access for 2 nights but the adventures have continued! lol We are now back in Christchurch and catch our flight home early tomorrow. Since I've last posted, we've been to Invercargill which is right in the south of this island and then spent 2 nights in Dunedin.
So now some photos taken on the cruise through Milford Sound...this cruise was one and a half hours of quiet serenity...it was raining and it was cold but that didn't detract from the beauty of this place.

We've just left the dock area here and see our first waterfall in the fiord 



The waterfalls are magnificent





The Tasman Sea is just ahead

DH saw a helicopter carrying a load and managed to get this photo
 Rocks show where there have been avalanches on the fiord's wall...

And these rock falls are handy spots for the seals to sunbake...but there was no sun on this day and we only saw 3 juvenile seals...

The boat actually goes into the fiord wall and sails in the spray from the Stirling Waterfall which is  about 480 feet high!!


Now this is a photo of the Homer Tunnel from the other side...built into a solid rock face of the mountain

Roadworks near the Homer Tunnel
 One stop on the way 'home' was this camping area which had beautiful views.
 Now we 'did Milford' the easy way...many people hike this area but it's tough going. There are lots of walking tracks in NZ for those fit people! :-) Our cruise had 2 busloads of tourists...our small group and a larger group of Taiwanese, Indonesian and Chinese tourists. 

4 comments:

Noela said...

Wonderful photos. Safe trip home. Hugs......

shez said...

stunning pics Maria,have a safe trip back home.xx

Tanya Murray said...

The photos are so breathtaking and stunning. Almost as good as being there! Thanks for sharing them x

Sue B said...

gorgeous scenery, looks like you had a fabulous time