Sunday, February 21, 2010

The Sounds

Our last day in New Zealand was spent aboard the ship cruising the sounds. First we entered Dusky Sound and it was pretty chilly and windy! Dustin went out early to save a place for us but after Grace fell down in a water puddle I decided to just change her clothes and take her to play group. We were able to see almost just as much from inside :-)

Next it was off to Doubtful Sound. We were cruising through this one at lunch time so as soon as the buffet started serving lunch I took Grace in and found us a table with a great view. We tried to make our lunch last as long as we could so we wouldn't get chased out since they had said that after you were done with your meal you had to leave so the tables were available to people wanting to eat. I am sure if they didn't do this people would be taking up the tables ALL day long. Meals at a buffet with Grace are already fairly long since we have to take turns making our plates!

And then finally, the best for last again, we made it to Milford Sound. Our waiter told us that this was the first time he had seen snow on the mountains because every other time it had been too foggy. We had great weather! We couldn't see as many waterfalls since there was no rain but I think that was OK. We saw about 50 dolphins swim up next to the ship as we were on our way to dinner!

Here are some pictures from our day

{One of the amazing views}

{braving the wind and cold}

{entering Milford Sound}

{taking it all in}

{another view of Milford Sound}

{beautiful backdrop}

{I think that is one of the waterfalls in the background}

{Snow capped mountain}


After seeing all of this we spent two days at sea before arriving back in Sydney.


JG said...

Beautiful! What a great way to end a trip.

Patty Patterson said...

That is really beautiful! Especially compared to the brown grass and the naked trees we have here this time of year. I am so ready for spring and green grass and flowers! Hopefully the weather will be nice and warm when you and Grace come - but I saw snowflakes again today, so who knows?


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