Beauty… what does “beauty” mean to you? I think it comes in many ways… a new-born baby, a pretty face, a sunset that just takes your breath away, or maybe the first time you gaze down into the Grand Canyon or look HIGH up into the tops of the tall, tall redwoods of the northwestern coastline.
Beauty… we saw a lot of it in New Zealand.
Then we saw the Milford Sound.
It is beyond my meager words to describe what we saw. Picturesque. Stunning. Beautiful. Huge. Serene. Vertical.
It was a warm dry day when our group went out on our ship The Milford Wanderer to see the Sound. And although we were told that during a rainy day there were hundreds of waterfalls, we were glad it was bright blue skies and didn’t miss the waterfalls that “weren’t there” as there were plenty that were there. Glistening, dropping, flirting with the wind, falling water almost everywhere we gazed.
The wind was brisk and cold once we were out upon the water, but that didn’t send us downstairs into the warmth of the cabin. No, we stayed on the deck where we watched the scenery as it went by, and where we tried hard to impress the beauty of the surroundings into our memories to last a lifetime.
The Milford Sound is an incredibly beautiful fjord. Located on the southern west end of the South Island it leads out to the Tasman Sea and on your journey you will marvel at the straight up cliffs, the water cascading down the crevasses and enjoy the occasional seal sunning on rocks. If you are very lucky, we weren’t, you’ll see a whale, dolphin or penguin. But, none-the-less, whether we did or didn’t see some of the aquatic wildlife on our trip what we did see was….. beautiful.