Milford Sound

Part 1 – Tree lines and rocky caps

While driving to Milford Sound today we finally saw what would be thought of as mountains. Still not all that high if you are used to thinking about the Andes, Rockies, or Himalayas but more than acceptable and recognizable as mountains. When I stop to think about it – a hill, even a foothill (a la the Kilimanjaro Foothills) has green growing all the way to the top; a mountain doesn’t. Never mind the scientific or geological interpretation – the little voice inside the head says from growing up with

I am happily sitting in the back of the bus along with four others. Readers, knitters, we are trying to be polite while wondering if our tour guide has the ability to shut up for even five minutes. It would be even longer a drive if I didn’t have a lot of audiobooks loaded and my headphones. Currently I am listening to The Sixth Extinction – Elizabeth Kolbert – picked up on one of Amazon’s Daily Deals and turning out to be both interesting and appropriate for this trip.

Part 2 – Photos along the way

Should I also mention that we made a few photo stops in an attempt to make the almost five hour bus ride a bit more palatable?

Part 3 – Milford Sound itself

And then there was the ride around the Sound (think Fjord) looking at high waterfalls, feeling the change as the boat left the Sound and entered the ocean – only 14 km out, and returning in.

It was oh, so dark when we returned. I listened to books and napped as the overseat lights in the bus didn’t work….

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About Holly

fiber person - knitter, spinner, weaver who spent 33 years being a military officer to fund the above. And home. And family. Sewing and quilting projects are also in the stash. After living again in Heidelberg after retiring (finally) from the U.S. Army May 2011, we moved to the US ~ Dec 2015. Something about being over 65 and access to health care. It also might have had to do with finding a buyer for our house. Allegedly this will provide me a home base in the same country as our four adult children, all of whom I adore, so that I can drive them totally insane. Considerations of time to knit down the stash…(right, and if you believe that…) and spin and .... There is now actually enough time to do a bit of consulting, editing. Even more amazing - we have only one household again. As long as everyone understands that I still, 40 years into our marriage, don't do kitchens or bathrooms. For that matter, not being a golden retriever, I don't do slippers or newspapers either. I don’t miss either the military or full-time clinical practice. Limiting my public health/travel med/consulting and lecturing to “when I feel like it” has let me happily spend my pension cruising, stash enhancing (oops), arguing with the DH about where we are going to travel next and book buying. Life is good!
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