Blog 11. March 14/15. Milford Sound continued and on to towards Queenstown.
Sun 25 Mar 2018 08:39
Milford Sound with the Ferries in the background.
Looking down the sound from the walk around the lake.
The tunnel on the Milford side of the pass, where we saw, in the lay-by ......
....Keas. Our first siting of these independent minded birds.
Then we had another wonderful forest walk in the huge beech trees at Cascade Creek on
the way back.
Cascade Creek nature walk.
This walk provided Driver 2 with the icing on the cake. Not only from seeing Keas at the Tunnel lay-by, having been advised to stop there by a young DOC worker, but then a pair of Rifle Birds in the Cascade Creek Nature Walk forest. So lucky as they are tiny, very fast moving and usually high up in the canopy. Maybe the wet brought them lower down.
Very bad picture of a Rifleman, but as good as it gets for the amateur. The beech trees are huge and quite beautiful and the Rifleman tiny and equally lovely.
By evening, the weather had cleared and we camped by a lakeside rest area on Lake Wakatipu on the way up to Queenstown. Very attractive but with a strong wind rocking the camper-van, we would have set the anchor drag alarm if we had been on the boat!
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