Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Milford Sound--Watery Wednesday

The previous post showed the first day of the Milford Track. If we had continued to the end we would have wound up at Milford Sound (after a short boat ride at trails end). We did it the easy way. We took a bus to the sound and a tour boat around the sound.
Our guides apologized to us for the lack of water in the falls.

This California native thought there was plenty of water in the falls and there were waterfalls everywhere we looked. The scenery in the sound is breathtaking.
We even spotted a little wildlife, actually, rather calm life.
You can find more watery sights at Watery Wednesday, hosted for us by 2sweetnsaxey

23 comments:

J Bar said...

Fantastic shots of nature.
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xinex said...

Amazing pictures! Breathtaking! Love the seals sunbathing, lol...Christine

Greyscale Territory said...

Glorious photos! Especially partial to the waterfall ones!

Ebie said...

Hehehe, I love your "calm life". The seals look so comfortable resting. The waterfalls are just gorgeous.

Tricia said...

Now, how did they get on top of that big rock? That's pretty high up there!
Beautiful photos & I love those falls, there's plenty of water for me to enjoy those views!!!

mountain.mama said...

Oh, the Milford Sound has got to be one of the most beautiful places on the planet. We flew in from Wanaka, took a cruise and flew back out in one day because we were short on time at the end of the trip but it was SO worth it!

fickleinpink said...

breathtaking waterfall!
thanks for sharing, and your thoughtful comment, too!

have a great day!

xoxo
~Fickle in Pink

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Carolyn Ford said...

Wow! What a beautiful place. I would agree that the falls seem plenty full...but, we're from California, what do we know?

Paulie said...

Beautiful waterfall! No apology needed.

Rinkly Rimes said...

We visited Milford Sound last year and we were lucky to see it in dazzling weather. No waterfalls though.

Randi said...

Wow...amazing shots of the waterfall!

Jane said...

Looks like water to me, and I love those sealions basking on the rocks. Thanks for sharing:)

mountain.mama said...

Hi Martha,
I did try air puffs with a brush but it didn't work. I know I can photoshop out the spot, but I don't want to have to worry about it. We'll see what the camera guy has to say. He did tell me that there are only certain things you can use on the sensor.

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful photos, love the waterfalls and yes there is a lot of water going over the falls. This looks like a beautiful place to visit.

Diane AZ said...

I had to laugh at loud when you said that your guides apologized for the lack of water. Those are what I call "real" waterfalls and they're gorgeous! I love the "calm" wildlife.

Stine in Ontario said...

It sure is pretty there! I'm a sucker for waterfalls. :)

happilyretired said...

Yup ... to THIS native Californian this looks like a pretty full waterfall. Love these photos and the ones in your previous post too. I'd love to visit New Zealand but doubt I'll get there (in THIS lifetime anyway) so thanks for sharing.
Hugs and blessings,

Barb said...

Love those snoozing seals, Martha. I can almost hear the roar of the falls - beautiful!

Tammie Lee said...

Oh, you have brought back wonderful memories with your wonderful photos.

Nina P. said...

I agree with you, there's plenty of water... It's breathtakingly beautiful! Great photo's. It sounds like a dreamland with all the water and wildlife. Blessings to you and yours. Love and Light, Nina P

Noelle said...

Hi Martha,

Lack of water? Are they crazy? This California native and current Arizona resident thinks that is a lot of water - so beautiful!

Gallery Juana said...

Thanks for your comment on my cat in the shadows.
Looks like a lovely place to visit.

Lindy MacDuff said...

Those look like plentiful waterfalls to me! I'm used to the dry "washes" and river beds of Arizona. LOL!