On Our Way To Milford Sound

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We are staying in a small town called Te Anau, on Lake Te Anau, second largest lake in NZ. It is a 2.5hr. drive to Milford Sound. Our cruise on the sound is at 1715. We left the room at 1000. Objective was trekking or as the Kiwis call it, tramping along the way to Milford. The scenery is stunning. As they say about Milford Sound, no picture does it justice. They are right.

Our first trek was through an amazing moss forest. When a tree falls, it becomes a host to hundreds of plant life.img_20170107_160916565

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That was an easy trek, about 45 minutes. Our next one was a two hour trek called the Routeburn. We only did the first hour of what is a 4 day hike and returned back to the car park. The first one hour was completely up hill to above the tree line. Felt 70 for the first time.

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We drove on to Milford Sound for our cruise. 2 out of 3 days are raining. The other drizzles. A clear blue day is once every 10 days or so. We lucked out!! Ours was drizzly. 4days before was cloudless sunshine. The pics speak for themselves.

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The last photo was while driving out of the park. Tomorrow we are off to Doubtful Sound.

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