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We sailed into Auckland, NZ on 13 November, 2014, and toured the beautiful country for just one week. It was an appetizer. Just two days before beginning a series of interminable flights back — Queenstown to Auckland, Auckland to Los Angeles and Los Angeles to Washington, DC on 20 November, we joined an excursion to Milford South. Although as the crow flies, the distance between Queenstown and Milford Sound would be about an hour's drive, the meandering roads we had to take made the excursion into an all-day trip.

Carved by boulders raked along the valley by glaciers at the end of the last ice age, Milford Sound is in reality an exceedingly deep fjord, evocative of the fjords of Norway, just as rugged, just as beautiful, and almost as far below the equator as Norway is above. This is Stirling Falls, one of a myriad falls pouring into the fjord from melting snow. The inclement weather — a cold, blustery wind and rain pelting us horizontally added to the drama, but not to the level of comfort. The sight of Inverted umbrellas, blown off hats, and people drying off their cameras was all too common for those who dared to step out on the deck to take a few shots.

Regards to all my friends on Trekearth.

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  • Copyright: Bulent Atalay (batalay) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6774 W: 470 N: 12149] (41261)
  • Genre: Luoghi
  • Medium: Colore
  • Date Taken: 2014-11-18
  • Categories: Natura
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  • Esposizione: f/3.5, 1/40 secondi
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  • Versione Foto: Versione Originale
  • Date Submitted: 2014-12-28 2:14
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