Fiordland, South Island, New Zealand
Although today was classed as a port, we don’t actually dock. Scenic cruising takes us though Dusky, Thompson’s and Milford Sounds.
Of course, we know they aren’t actually sounds, but fjords. So, although they all bear the wrong name, the area is known as Fiordland (with that incorrect spelling).
Cruising Milford Sound on our first (yes, yes, still unblogged) trip in a small ship made it seem huge. In this cruise ship it seemed a lot narrower. Not surprising we needed a pilot. The sides seem close enough to touch.
We ended with 3 full days of cruising, including a bit of fun on St Patrick’s Day. To me, the sea days are what cruising is about, rather than the ports. You can only get a taste of a place when you have to be back on board ready for sailing. While it is great to see some new places, we need to go back to explore them more.
Just the excuse were looking for – as if we really need one.