“Adventure is a path. Real adventure – self-determined, self-motivated, often risky – forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind – and perhaps realize that you yourself are capable of both. This will change you. Nothing will ever again be black-and-white.” – Mark Jenkins
Around five o’clock we boarded our ship for the night, the lovely Milford Manner and sailed off into the sparkling blue depths of the world famous Milford Sound. We felt quite lucky to have such amazing weather and no rain in sight in a place that normally receives rain an average 330 days per year.
View from our ship, the Milford Manor, of the Milford Sound in all her splendor.
Another small ship paved the way ahead but besides this other ship, we were the only ones around.
The Milford Sound travels for ten miles/sixteen kilometers before the fiord meets the Tasman Sea. It is one of the most remote areas of New Zealand in which most of it is impenetrable except the fiord itself and the 34 mile/55 km track which is considered one of the top treks in the world.