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Sunday, March 22, 2009

The Milford Track

We finished all 33.5 + 1-2 miles of the Milford Track. Wow!!!! We were blessed with rain the first two day which made for hundreds of spectacular waterfalls walking up the valley. The second day was perfectly clear when we crossed the saddle. It's said that only 10% of people actually experience the view we had from the summit. The last day was also perfect for us to finish our walk through the moss laden beech forest. Simply said we had another amazing trek. It was a little anticlimactic when we had to walk another 2 km to our motel...noone knew about the free shuttle. Ken, Sho and I spent the afternoon on a wonderful sound cruise while Crystal enjoyed a hot shower. The next day we drove down to Invercargil to say with Amy and Kimball for a day or so. So here we are and enjoy the photos!

Beginning of the Milford Track

Starburst on a tree fern arm. Do you like that one Eric?

One of hundreds of waterfalls

Trackside Flora

Gorgeous green!!

Side trek up to a colorful bog.

More Color

Scenic views on the trek

We made it to Sandfly Point and yes those sandflies are buggers!!

Dolfins on the Milford Sound

Glad to be relaxing on the Sound Cruise...the rainbow was nice too.

Enjoy a cool blast of air from the front of our boat at Sterling Falls

A alpine parrot called a Kea!! Very mischievous little guys!!

A view from Mirror Lakes

Self Explanatory

Sheep near the ocean by Invercargil

Sunset at Oreti Beach, if you have seen the movie "The worlds fastest Indian" which I highly recommend, this is the beach Burt Monro raced on.



3 comments:

fsordelheide said...

WHAT A BEATIFUL TREK!! CAN'T WAIT TO SEE MORE PICS. GLAD YOU ARE BACK SAFE AND SOUND. LOVE, MOM

Gloria Pierson said...

what beautiful scenery - NZ is a gorgeous country - so glad that you have been able to experience such beauty! Trip of a live time!

Fly on the Wall said...

Glad you guys had good weather. I am jealous of the kea. We just saw them flying high in the trees in driving rain at Arthurs pass. Looking forward to seeing the rest of your pictures. Enjoy NZ!!!

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