Sunday, 18 September 2011

Day 42 6.9.2011 – Kayaking Milford - Distance Travelled: 3163km

Milford Sound

Hello all,

Today we got up and headed out with a group to Kayak around Milford Sound, which is technically a fjord. We were in a group of about 15 and were all dressed up very silly in the thermals and other gear required so we didn’t freeze out on the water!

We had two guides who were good fun and pointed out to us the wildlife when it appears. Like seals just relaxing of the rocks just above the water, also areas where no wildlife can get to as it is completely cut off by water and mountains.

We were out for around 4 hours and during this all joined up as a big raft to just float in the middle of the water eating lunch and taking in the sights. There are sheer cliff faces surrounding us and huge waterfalls plunging into the water. 

It was good fun and great seeing around a different way to how most people view the Milford Sound (by a big cruise ferry). The waters got a bit choppier nearing the end of our voyage which made it good fun to paddle and trying not to tip the kayaks over!!

The rest of the afternoon we just sat in the lodge lounge in the sun playing games, as I was not up for driving back after all that paddling!

This is me signing off....J

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