Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentines from Milford Sound, New Zealand

Ah the great, untouched Milford Sound is actually not a sound but a fiord. What is a sound and a fiord you ask? I don't know but I'll look it up right now.

In geography a sound or seaway is a large sea or ocean inlet larger than a bay, deeper than a bight, and wider than a fiord; or it may be defined as a narrow sea or ocean channel between two bodies of land

Geologically, a fiord is a long, narrow inlet with steep sides or cliffs, created in a valley carved by glacial activity.

Technicalities aside it was full of sand flies (only the females bite) and very much intact and untouched.

Another night away from the luxuries of a campervan park spent trying to keep the sand flies out and eat in peace.


This waterfall is taller than Niagara Falls, but the massive mountains make it look much smaller.

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