This would have to have been one of my absolute highlights of the trip, and I couldn't wait for this day to come along, however there was a hiccup in the morning - we missed the first Fiord!! I was just finishing off getting dressed in the room, and Mum and come into our cabin by then. We were all looking out the window and could see land only a few metres away from us. There were no announcements that we could hear, so we didn't rush and just thought how amazing it was as we kept sailing past it, and looking out the window. We strolled up to breakfast wondering when we were going to see our first Fiord. Eventually I asked someone, who told me we'd seen one at about 9 am! Thanks captain Basil Fawlty....WE HAD MISSED IT COMPLETELY! I went to the reception desk after we'd finished breakfast, and found out it'd be 2pm when we'd sail into Milford Sounds. We killed ourselves laughing, as we'd been saying how pretty the land was when I was finishing up, and all along it was Fiord nbr one. No problem, we were well prepared when the 2nd one was on it's way. We went to deck 15 earlier than anyone else, and got a great spot.
Fiordland National Park is in the southwest of New Zealand’s South Island. It’s known for the glacier-carved fiords of Doubtful and Milford sounds. Milford Sound was carved by glaciers during the ice ages, and we cruised through part of it. It wasn't a sunny unfortunately and was raining slightly, a little grey and plenty of clouds covering the peaks of the mountains. However it was stunning! I loved every minute of it, as I haven't travelled at all in 10 years, and who knows if I'll ever see something like this again. Live in that moment! I was more worried about rain drops on my lens of the camera spoiling shots that anything else.
Enjoy the photos, they really explain themselves.
In a wheelchair permanently since early 2010 due to a disease called NMO. I am loving getting out and about in my wheels. My blogs capture my journey.