Milford Sound in Fjordland along the lower west coast of the South Island of New Zealand is one of the wettest places on the planet. As we drove there from Queenstown, we watched the sky cloud up and by our arrival, the blue sky was visible only in patches. Undeterred, we got aboard a small boat and cruised all the way up the fjord to the ocean, seeing waterfalls, sea birds, and impressive cliffs on both sides. As a cool wind whipped our faces, we put on every layer we had brought with us (see my “Michelin” woman look of 6-7 layers including down jacket and gore-tex windbreaker) and drink hot tea. Being outside was bracing, but gorgeous.
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