Skiwi - Milford Sound
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September 7th, 2007 – by: Traveller_Gin
Unfortunately on the day that we chose to do our tour, the weather was quite overcast - a little bit of rain - but quite dreary. So our thoughts of capturing those beautiful pictures at Milford Sound were pretty much dashed. Although the bus driver did say that it rains at Milford Sound something like 300 odd days out of the year, so didn't feel that unlucky after we were told that. THere were a few photo stops along the way that we made at various waterfalls, passess etc and we did drive past a small glacier which was quite amazing to see.
We finally reached the boat onto which we would cruise Milford Sound for a couple of hours. Again, the weather left much to be desired - very gray and overcast.
After the cruise, we then headed back to the village and went to the ice bar, Minus 42, down near the pier. This was a bar that was completely made of ice and you had to wear a special coat, gloves etc and could only stay there for 30 minutes. We paid $30 for two drinks and the half hour experience. Bit of a novelty - lots of ice carvings inside that you can take photos of and have drinks from glasses made from ice. Alas it was good to have a few drinks to toast our kiwi adventure!!!!!!!
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