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Wednesday, September 01, 2004

Wash Out in Milford Sound

We left the what was becoming a very comfortable base in Queenstown to go and see Milford Sound which is a huge Forjd, think Carlingford Lough on a massive scale. We left a very sunny Queenstown but by the time we reached Milford, 4 hrs later, it was absolutely pissing it down. When in rains in this part of the world it seems to RAIN, average rainfall in Milford is 5.5 meters per annum. Anyway we couldn't see a thing so we just sat in the car park and ate our packed lunch like a couple of OAP's.

Milford Sound in the rain

So we headed back to the nearest town Te Anua, 2hrs down the road, and spent the night in a woeful hostel. When we got up this morning the road was blocked by a rock slip so no Milford Sound for us. We are now back in civilisation in Queenstown. I think its dawning on us how remote NZ can be.

Best of luck to all the Teachers tomorrow, just think its nearly the weekend!

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