Milford Sound, New Zealand

Mark talks about Milford Sound aka “a geographer’s wet dream”

It seemed to rain for most of the time that we spent in New Zealand. June 2013 was one of the wettest on record, and July did not start much better. So it was unsurprising that it was pouring as we made our way to Milford Sound, particularly as this region recieves over 7 metres of rain a year (and we complain in London with a paltry 600 mm).

We opted for a coach trip rather than driving as the views are spectacular, even with the rain and low cloud.

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some dolphins frolicking in the fjord

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I have wanted to go to Milford Sound for many years. It is the prime example of fjordland scenery with huge towering cliffs and water tumbling off the hanging valleys. And the views did not disappoint, particularly as the sun came out about half way through the cruise.

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