After a long and satisfying day of tramping, I finally made the change
from the George Sound Track to George Sound. This day was
something that I will never forget. I was so excited going
the track and to actually catch my first glimpse of the waters
was out of this world. It was getting late in the day as you
see from the shadows on the fiord. I'm only ankle-deep in the
water because the rocks in the
water were quite slippery. I only have ten seconds on the
self-timer and I didn't want to get a picture of me falling into the
water, though it would have made a great picture.
I use the term "fiord" and "sound" interchangeably. A fiord
water filled valley that was cut by glaciers. A sound is a
filled valley that was cut by a river. So technically all the
sounds in Fiordlands are fiords. They were called sounds by
the first western explorers and the names stuck.