After our night at DOC's Henry Creek campsite, we kept heading up Route 94/Milford Road with the ultimate destination of Milford Sound, where we planned to take a boat ride to check out the fiord.
We made a couple stops along the way, though.
First we just pulled to the side of the road for this pretty valley view:
And to take photos of this crazy fog/low lying cloud blanketing the valley floor:
The we popped over to the Mirror Lakes viewpoint (DOC calls it a walk, but it barely constitutes a walk in my mind), which has a cool reflective views of the Earl Mountains:
After that, we popped by the Lake Gunn nature walk, because we hadn't had enough moss and ferns the day before... Tim did some bird watching:
It was extra mossy here... sometimes the moss-covered downed trees started to look like a menagerie of weird green animals:
Macro moss shot:
As we continued driving up towards Milford Sound, there were countless viewpoints for looking around... here's one:
At some points we were just surrounded by clouds:
After these stops, it was time to tackle the Homer Tunnel, which is quite a creepy one-way tunnel through the mountain on the only road to the Milford Sound. It was dark, wet, and claustrophia-inducing, for sure:
After the tunnel, we were pretty much at Milford Sound... more on that coming soon!