The Sounds

A place like Marlborough Sounds in the north of the South Island of New Zealand has an enticing nature to it, because of it’s intricate mazes of sounds, penninsulas, and islands, and it’s remoteness due to the wooded and often steep hills that make up it’s shoreline.  Originally inhabited by the native Maori groups, the sounds were said to be the prows of the sunken canoe of Aoraki.  There still reside some small settlements and houses that are accessible only by way of the water.  Although navigating the sounds is a relatively safe endeavor, due to the calm waters blocked by the hills, entering the Cook Strait is another matter.  Today, the passage is made several times daily by two ferry companies, the Interislander being my choice for the voyage.  A thick fog filled the sky on the day of my travels, which made for some really cool pictures.

The Sounds Picton William Woodward

One of my few non-HDR images, the fog settling in over the hills, with a few small boats in the distance.