We were somewhat disappointed because we could imagine how beautiful this would be when the sun was shining. (The blog is still a few days behind, but catching up. After another trip down a winding road we found it ... Good thing the wind blows inland; these are some steep cliffs!
the sign telling us we had a 20 minute walk to the actual point. Heading back through the sheep poo field; but somehow I think that was better than through the sheep. We regularly comment on the amount of beautiful coastline here that is not peppered with homes and cities.
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Rolling into town much later than that usually meant you were left with the less desired accommodations. The weather had been threatening all day but a spot of sunshine followed us along the road. Finally after driving up and down streets we found a house that had a few extra rooms to rent out. So, now with a place to sleep and tickets purchased for the cruise through Milford Sound we were glad that we had driven through.
We really wanted to push on because we knew bad weather was heading in. we've been the only ones on the road for most of the day, and it is now autumn. In fact, not only was it the only day of sunshine in the forecast but strong storms lasting two weeks were going to follow. We were ahead of the buses and the road was not busy at all.
Our next destination was Te Anau; base for our trip into Milford Sound. We decided to the do the drive into Milford Sound on our own (rather than tour bus) and catch the cruise at the Sound. It is the one and only way into Milford Sound, it is narrow, windy and has the infamous Homer Tunnel (spooky! But, Jeff agreed to put up with my screeches for the freedom of being on our own time schedule. It was also really pretty because the fog was still settled in the valleys. The tunnel is so narrow that traffic only goes one way at a time.
If we wanted to catch the only day in the forecast with sunshine at Milford Sound we needed to push on. You wait here until the tunnel is clear and the signal is green.
But in this case, it was a one lane, 'give way' bridge ... We finally broke down and bought a cooler bag and ice pack instead of wrapping frozen water bottles in plastic to keep the meats and cheeses fresh. So depending on the planned travel day we sometimes eat lots of snacks the night before. as I need more room I pass fruit and snacks around and then ... So, with the car successfully packed for a long haul, we head out of Te Anau. We ended up taking the pass over the mountains rather than going around it; complete switchbacks up the side of the mountain. And for all you hunters, imagine trying to find a spot to hang this in the living room! we drive on the left here which also means that as the passenger I am in the left hand side of the car ... If we had gone counterclockwise I would be on the inside part of the inside lane. Just as we pulled into Haast the sun broke for a short while and we got a glimpse of the beautiful temperate rain forest we just passed through.
So, yet again, a day with very low expectations turned out to be one of the best.
I've included some pictures here to help get the perspective of how high this is.