Saturday, January 30, 2016


Last week I was hiking on the Milford track in Fiordland. It's a 53.5km walk mostly through rain forest. And, as you can see from the photos, it rained. Every day. Fiordland gets about 7m of rain and an average of 200 rain-days a year so the chances of walking in the rain are fairly high. It was still an incredible trip. Everything was misty with low cloud. The rivers rose and pounded down the valleys. Because of the weather we missed out on the view from the top of the Mackinnon Pass and didn't see many birds but the waterfalls - so many - were amazing.
TripAdvisor has many reviews of the Milford track - mostly written by hikers who were lucky to get fine weather - but Milford in the rain can also be a special experience.

Reading: The lady in the van and other stories by Alan Bennett

Watching: Australian Open Tennis (on television, of course)

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