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Milford Sound

Milford Sound has been described by Rudyard Kipling as the eighth wonder of the world, and I have to agree.  First off, Milford Sound isn't actually a sound, it's a fjord.  I think Mr. Milford didn't know much about geology... So, the quick difference is that a fjord is greeted by a glacier and a sound is created by a stream.  Then, the valley gets filled up with salt water, and bam! it's a fjord.  The mountains shooting out of the fjord are so big and steep, that most of them can't be photographed without a very wide angle lens.  They're 1.5-2 km tall.  I went on a sea kayaking trip, in which I saw sea lions and waterfalls, and where I met some very cool people (Severine and Ola, shown below).  Lucky for me, on the day I left, it rained.  When it rains, tons of waterfalls appear on the mountainsides.  It looks like the mountains are bleeding.

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