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South Island Part 5: Milford Sounds

Lauren Chapman
June 3, 2013

Milford Sounds. This place was full of some of the most beautiful sights I have ever seen or ever will. We spent one night camping along the Milford Road and had some time to do several short walks. The places we saw really couldn’t be captured in a picture.

The first hike we did was to Key Summit. We reached the top just as the light rain stopped and got to view a magnificent rainbow, surrounded by mountains on all sides, and sitting beside a picturesque pond that sat calmly on the mountain peak.

The next morning we took a cruise through the actual sounds that went all the way out to the Tasman Sea. And if the scenery wasn’t enough to take in, we also got to witness seals and a huge pod of dolphins leaping out of the water.

The last hike we did was to Lake Marion, which was situated up in the mountain peaks. The lake was a gorgeous shade of teal blue and was surrounded by snow covered peaks, giant rocks, and magnificent woods.

I think I could have spent a whole week just in the Milford Sounds area. It truly was indescribably beautiful.

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<p><span style="color: rgb(29, 29, 29); font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; background-color: rgb(237, 237, 237);">My name is Lauren M. Chapman and I am a junior at Washington University in St. Louis studying to be a High School Math Teacher. On campus you can often find me singing with my a capella group, baking, tutoring or catching up with friends. I am a mid-western girl who loves home, but is thrilled to be on my own big adventure in New Zealand! I love being outside, soaking in the beauties of natures, and getting to meet amazing people from around the world. I cannot wait to take a little piece of Kiwi culture back home with me.</span></p>

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