After doing the Gillespies Pass Ciruit, I had a giant blister on my right big toe. This meant taking a few days off from tramping. This was ok because I was heading into Fjordlands National Park so it was a chance to do some water activities. One day I did a cruise of Milford Sound. Milford Sound is actually a Fjord, which means it was carved out by a glacier. It is supposed to one of the most beautiful in the Fjordlands, but it is also the only Fjord that is accessible by road. I took a bus ride in along the gorgeous highway, then took a two hour cruise to the end of the sound. Once on the boat the scenery was really amazing. I found it hard to really capture with a camera because there was nothing to show scale of how tall the mountains really were. But I tried my best.
|On the Milford Road|
|Other side of the tunnel|
|Cruise vessel, no we never actually sailed|
|Sunrise on Lake Manapouri, on the way to Doubtful Sound|
|View of where we were going to kayak|
|Per usual, looking my best|
|On the water at last|