The Deep South is much cooler than the rest of New Zealand, and I’ve started dreaming of the much warmer tropical climate of my intended working-holiday destination in Australia: Cairns.
None-the-less, I embark on a boat cruise to explore Milford Sound and see Mitre Peak — set in glacial hanging valleys and reported by some to be the “eighth wonder of the world.” I had not heard of the place before landing on New Zealand’s Southern Island, but I have built a model out of tasty honey-roasted cashews for a theoretical (yet ugly) representation what I expect to see.
Yes, the actual Mitre Peak should be taller ….
Unfortunately, the early morning lighting doesn’t prove ideal for taking photographs within Milford Sound; I do get a neat snapshot of the boat sitting almost underneath a waterfall!
And of course, the famous Mitre Peak is easy to spot!
I am pushing on onward to Mount Cook, a hunk of rock with a reputation that definitely precedes it! And really that’s it — just a few more quick stops and I will be catching a plane to Oz (Australia) from Christchurch.