Milford Sound is not actually a sound, but a fjord (fjords are specifically steep-sided glacial valleys), but "Milford Sound" was already famous by the time someone realized that. To make up for the mistake, they named the whole area "Fiordland," incorrectly spelling "fjord" in the process. Despite these errors, it is still the most beautiful place I have ever seen!
|my first view of the mountains past Homer Tunnel|
|the sunset behind Mitre Peak (on the right)|
|Mitre Peak in the daylight|
|Milford Sound was formed by five successive glacial movements|
|Our boat pulled up right underneath this waterfall - we were so close we got sprayed by the icy water!|
|(just as a point of reference for the scale of this place, many of these large boulders were taller than me!)|