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While David was in town, we all headed down to Te Anau
for a cruise on
Doubtful Sound in
Fiordland National Park.
The sound (actually fiord) was so named because Capt. Cook thought that once
they sailed in, it was doubtful they'd be able to get back out).
We first took a cruise across Lake Manapouri to get to
Doubtful Sound. It was beautiful, albeit a bit windy.
We then took a tour of the
Manapouri Underground Power Station, located 220 meters underground
between the end of Lake Manapouri and the head of Doubtful Sound. Very cool.
Next, we continued in the bus over the pass to Doubtful
Sometimes it seems that "New Zealand" is synonymous with "waterfall".
Doubtful sound was amazing - huge verticals rising right
from the water on all sides. Of course, it's impossible to convey the
magnitude of this beauty with pictures, but...