|After a lovely hour and half drive we were at Milford Sound. Cool things on the way were The Divide, a mountain pass where the scenery/vegetation changes dramatically on either side, the Homer Tunnel, a rough hewn tunnel with a steep gradient some 2 km long, and cheeky kea, alpine parrots. We managed to change our departure time of our boat so that we could also visit the underwater observatory. This was really good as you go 10 metres under the surface and the sealife is lit up, restoring the colours of the spectrum (mainly red and orange) that you lose after 5 metres. It's pretty hard to achieve the same affect whilst diving unless you can take a few hundred torches with you. Next back to Wanaka via Te Anau and hopefully some more Ring-ness on the way.