Saturday, May 18, 2013

Onward to Milford Sound, South Island, New Zealand

 The journey along the Te Anau - Milford Highway gets more spectacular with each km traveled.
This is a shot of a random forest with a slow shutter speed from a moving coach.
(somewhere near Mirror Lake)

 The peaks and valleys are covered in dense fog and dripping rain.

 There's more and more curvy road ahead!

 Milford Sound straight ahead (on a curvy road)!

 Some side roads are open but close early even 3 days before the beginning of the summer season.

 We followed this rushing stream part of the way.

 The walls of the valleys are covered with waterfalls!'s cold!

 more waterfalls

 We are at the snow level now before we dip back down to sea level.

Road repairs continue after an early spring avalanche.

 A Kea Mountain Parrot sits in a road pull-out area hoping for treats from travelers.
This is the first one we saw but there were many more as our travels continued.

 A lady is in awe of the majestic scenes before her, as we were also.

 ...a photo op I am glad I didn't miss!

 dense fog!

It seems Jerry is about to take a quick snooze since the view has disappeared for a few minutes!
Milford Sound is just a short distance now.
November 28, 2012

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