Last night’s heavy rain provides water for torrential water falls. The sight and sound of the falls attract those on board to take masses of photos. At each of these magnificent falls I voice out loud exclamations: oooh, wow, look at that… Then the skipper brings us to a fall which rushes down an overhanging cave. We are told that the ship’s supply of water is collected from here and because the water is antioxidant it is good for health. Several crew members begin to collect the water with buckets. Glasses are brought out for anyone who wants to taste a bit of this water. The fun is collecting the water. Everyone gets wet right through but no one minds.
The ship moves on. Fascinating views of the mountains overlapping behind mists create fantasyland. At some point the engine stops and we are suggested to keep real quiet and listen to birds sing, animal voices – whether it be imaginative or real, leaving it to our own discern.
We are introduced to particular kinds of plants and moss and their habitats. The cruise finishes around lunch time and we take the same route back to Queenstown.