Friday, July 15, 2011

The Road to Milford Sound

Leaving Queenstown on a southerly path, we caught our last glimpses of  Lake Wakapitu. We all found the landscape to be amazing, especially Caite.  First there were rolling hills like I have never seen. They looked as if they were carved, they were so smooth. Others had ridges of green grass. We passed cattle ranches and grazing sheep. Rumor has it that there are more sheep than people in New Zealand. However, the best was a reindeer farm. HUH! As we entered the Fiordland National Park, which is a World Heritage area, the terrain began to change.

Our first stopping point was Lake Manapouri, which still exists because New Zealanders took up the campaign to save the lake and surrounding communities. Political powers wanted to raise the water significantly and install a hydroelectric  facility. Yeah for the little guy.

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