11.08.2011 - 11.08.2011 9 °C
Just as well we’ve been on holiday already for 2½ weeks… we’re as laid back as the New Zealander’s. Our pilot for our flightseeing over and into Milford Sound was so chilled out, we wondered if we’d ever take off! With 2 burly Oz women, we eventually enjoyed a wonderful flight from Wanaka to Milford over many a glacier and Mount Aspiring at 3000m. Once again, the day was so clear we could see right up the snow-capped southern Alps to Mount Cook, some 160km away! After landing, we went on a cruise up the Sound out to the Tasman Sea, up to the waterfalls as well as the local penguins and seals. The highlight of the day was when a number of different pods of dolphins joined us for a swim for about 20 mins! I’ve uploaded a video!!!! It was truly amazing and I was literally hanging off the boat trying to see them as they hooked onto the bow of the boat for the ride – enjoy!
Felt very smug when everyone else had to pop back on a long coach journey to Queenstown or Wanaka, and instead, we jumped back into our little plane. Finished the day with a local beer overlooking the lake sunset.