I believe it was Rudyard Kipling who described Milford Sound as the 'eighth wonder of the world' and now I've been there I can completely understand why. Stunning natural beauty that I'm afraid I can't effectively capture or convey either in words or in photographs make this a very special place that you really must include in any trip to NZ. I have to admit to thinking that the idea of doing the 4-day trek to here would be a fabulous way to experience it - even though there is a very long waiting list - but that definitely is not Stuart's cup of tea. So this time we 'made do' with a coach trip along an amazing (scary?!) road which a combination of rock falls and bad weather so often combine to close. Fortunately, someone up there was watching over us - I'm pretty sure I know who that was. We were blessed with the most fantastic day not only for travelling but also for enjoying the fantastic views from the boat trip we took when we arrived. A very special day which I'm sure will stay in my memory for a very long time ...
There's something about waterfalls that I have always loved love - be it their latent power and tremendous energy or their therapeutic sound. Thanks to the rain we'd had the day before, there was an abundance of waterfalls everywhere we looked. Incredible! I may not yet have experienced the seven recognised wonders of the world but I feel so very lucky to have experienced the eighth ...