Today it rains and drizzles, but we still went on a boat cruise of Milford Sound (on board we also received complementary coffee and muffin). It was wet and windy, but I didn’t feel cold. I was inside and out looking at the views. The entrance of the fiord is the opening to the Tasman Sea, where we turned around with the boat. This is where fish exit into the open sea and seals lay around on rocks (which we saw). I enjoyed seeing the lush vegetation. How does it grow so, on such a high vertical wall? Falls add fresh water to the fiord, which has a 3-5 meter layer of freshwater and a salt water layer below. It rains 6 meters annually at the Sound, because of the mountains laying along the sea and uplift of the moisture. A little poem below:
High walls, can’t see the tops. Tops located behind grey clouds. Clouds give a mysterious look. Look a boat so small in this fiord. Fiord so lovely in this rough water, a layer of 3 meters fresh, rest salty.