First sights of New Zealand, the Sounds…

Sun light catches a rising mist along the cliffs of Milford Sound, New Zealand.  Milford is known as the wettest inhabited place in New Zealand with an average of ten sunny days a year. I just fifteen minutes  the sun had gone for the rest of the day.

Sun light catches a rising mist along the cliffs of Milford Sound, New Zealand. Milford is known as the wettest inhabited place in New Zealand with an average of ten sunny days a year. I just fifteen minutes the sun had gone for the rest of the day.

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So today marks our third day at sea

We have been relaxing and chilling for most of the time. And of course eating some great food!

For the first time we were able to see New Zealand’s landscape.  Our tour took us through the Sounds of NZ. They are fjords that join the Sea at both ends (a fjord doesn’t join at both ends). The best way to describe the scene would be to say that they look like rainy mist covered mountain tops that are at sea levels,  the cliffs are dark grey in colour and the water is a mixture on sea and plain water. At times the water looks almost like reflective glass. Apparently it rains 95 percent of the time. In Milford Sound you would be lucky to get 10 sunny days, our cruise line director told us, how depressing.

The averages held out and most of the day was overcast but in small patches the sun managed to sneak through and we were able to see the rich green colours.

Our next port of call is the famous Dunedin harbour where well be catching a train through more scenic NZ countryside, the famous Taieri Gorge,  and hopefully a chance to send this message off!

Hope all is going well and look forward to hearing from you all soon.

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