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Milford Sound/Piopiotahi

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  • Day110

    Milford Sound

    December 21, 2017 in New Zealand ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Trotz brutal schlechtem Wetter haben wir uns entschieden eine Boottour zu machen. Soll ja immerhin der schönste Ort der Welt sein ...
    Auch bei Regen mehr als beeindruckend und schön...auch wenn man die ganzen "tausender" Berge nicht gesehen hat da wir grade mal um die 150m in die Höhe schauen konnten. Robben haben wir auch mal wieder sehen können.
    Auf den Fotos kommt das leider allss gar nicht rüber...
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  • Day6

    Milford sound cruise

    November 12, 2016 in New Zealand ⋅ ☀️ 10 °C

    A magnificent last day in the Fjordlands Nasional Park. I consider myself extremely lucky to see Mitre Peak and the majestic awe-inspiring fjords on a postcard like day. Given the natural rainfall of 8-10 meters in this area of South Island I realize sunshine and blue skies is the exception rather than the rule. The rain has to fall at same point right?

    I go to nature to be soothed and healed and to put my senses in tune once more. Nothing humbles me more than to look up to the majestic mountains and enjoy the abundance of wildlife around here.

    I had natures facelift, when our boat cruised underneath a waterfall that is known (or what the Maori's and I believe😉) to take 10 years of anyone that is sprayed with the water.

    I am happy beyond believe to have been so close to nature the past few days. We expect so much from everything & everyone and then, when we find ourselves in complete remoteness we realize that its all perceptions created in our minds. Nature is pure and simple and whenever we need perspective the answers are right here.

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  • Day124

    Milford Sound

    June 22, 2017 in New Zealand ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Leaving Wanaka behind we went over the Cardona pass with a sprinkling of snow over the mountains. Passing Queenstown we stopped for our 3rd hitch hiker a young woman from Wyoming USA. A keen rugby player she has decided to settle here in NZ, working on a cattle farm. She had been on a week away to visit a friend in Rotarua watching the lions match.

    Dropping her off an hour later we continued on and arrived in Te Anau at dusk. Our backpackers was another trip down memory lane for James and it had a big fluffy cat called Dexter. Again people were in their own little world and the social areas were silent.

    Next morning we were up before dawn on the road to Milford Sound. As light increased the great hulks of stone either side of the valley came out of the darkness. They only became higher the lower down the valley we went.

    We'd booked a cruise that had commentary so a bit pricier but we didn't mind as we only ended up with 10 on our boat and had the views to ourselves. Luckily there was no rain or mist and we could see the sound clearly. I can't believe Mum and Dad's cruise ship came down this narrow straight! With wind blowing in our faces we crusied up and down staring at the high granite walls and the waterfalls dropping down from the cliffs. When it got to cold we grabbed a cupbof soup and a warm roll from the canteen.

    Returning back up the valley now in daylight was spectacular (a bit better than the sound itself) and stopping to see a chasm, we were charmed by a Kea scrounging for some food. Cheeky bugger tried to peck the rubber off the car!

    We tried a different backpackers that night Bob and Maxine's. The place had a lovely open kitchen diner with a log fire and a friendly dutch guest (the Dutch are so friendly!). Maxine the owner was an eccentric, with mumbling speech, asking if we were German and being preoccupied with going down to the pub. She didn't know if she was coming or going, but she does run a lovely place!
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  • Day16

    Milford Sound

    December 21, 2017 in New Zealand ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Eine Bootsfahrt die ist lustig...doch bei Regen leider nur halb so schön.
    Der Regen hatte nur einen Vorteil: Es gab unendlich viele Wasserfälle, die sich das Fjord herabstürzten.

  • Day83

    Milford Sound, Schiffstour

    March 24, 2016 in New Zealand ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Unsere Kreuzfahrt war sehr eindrucksvoll, gut dass wir uns doch entschlossen haben. Das Wetter war trocken mit einigem Sonnenschein. Die Empfehlung unserer Wirtin ein kleines Schiff mit ca. 30 Passagieren zu nehmen war richtig, man kam sehr nah an die Sehenswürdigkeiten wie Wasserfälle und Seehunde (!) heran, einmal hat der Kapitän den Wasserfall sogar auf das Vorschiff plattern lassen. Vom Schiff aus hat das Ganze doch noch eine andere Dimension.Read more

  • Day150

    Paddling the Milford Sound, Part 3

    March 5, 2017 in New Zealand ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Going backwards the weather cleared a little and I got even blessed with a fantastic rainbow which looked like coming straight out of the mountain like a waterfall.

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