This is a picture of the legendary Milford Sound on the South Island of New Zealand. More specifically this is where the Arthur River meets the waters known as the Milford Sound, which is actually a fjord. My wife and I arrived here early morning to go out into the fjord on a kayak trip prior to the inundation of the daily cruises that seem at times more numerous than the wildlife. Our guide said that it rains 2 out of every 3 days in the Milford. In fact, this is one of the wettest places on the planet. So it was no surprise that it had rained most of the previous day, night and on our nearly hour-long drive into the fjord from our campsite on the other side of the pass. It was still misty, but the low-lying clouds started to rise just as we arrived. It made for a perfect morning as the sun tried to cut through the clouds. After several hours we actually had the good fortune of blue skies just before the rain clouds rolled back in for the night.