Friday, July 3, 2009

Drifting at Dawn


Milford Sound in New Zealand, where we holidayed recently.
A sound is very much like a fjord, an inlet from the sea.
We arrived in the dark at dawning, and, as we were silently drifting,
The sun peeped round a mountain as the morning mist was lifting.
No-one spoke as we stood on deck all taking-in the wonder
Of one of the scenic glories of 'that other' land Down-Under.
It takes us less time flying to Auckland than it takes us to fly to Perth,
So we have in our 'back garden' the prettiest country on earth.

More of New Zealand here:


jay said...

Milford sound is just sooo peaceful and beautiful! I took a tour there in the eighties, but I still remember the sense of wonder and peace - and beauty! Thanks for the memories!

Winifred said...

It does look lovely in your photo Brenda. It was shown to perfection in Lord of the Rings too.

It just takes so long to fly there from the UK. Maybe I can get a cruise!

auringonkukka :) said...

wow! so beautiful photo and place :)

quilly said...

Great picture and wonderful words! I would love to see this view in person.

Bim said...

What a scenery. Absolutely beautiful.

carmilevy said...

I'm speechless...not just at the jaw dropping beauty of this incredible landscape, but also at the subtle way you captured it. This is an amazing photo.

Terrace Crawford said...

I want to go there. Now!

--Terrace Crawford