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What exactly is a NZ sound?

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Apr 7th, 2017, 06:54 AM
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What exactly is a NZ sound?

Our cruise scheduled for December out of Sydney cruises through several NZ sounds so what exactly is a sound? Is it like a fjord? Looking f/w to some scenic beauty and we are spending 5 days pre cruise in Oz to see the sites and visit our niece so thats an added bonus indeed.
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Apr 7th, 2017, 08:12 AM
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Yes. See:

http://photobucket.com/images/milford%20sound
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Apr 7th, 2017, 08:23 AM
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Now THAT is an answer! Thank you. Nice distraction while I'm working out on the bike. .
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Apr 7th, 2017, 08:34 PM
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WIKIPEDIA says it best: "In geography, a sound is a large sea or ocean inlet larger than a bay, deeper than a bight, and wider than a fjord; or a narrow sea or ocean channel between two bodies of land (see also strait)."

But my own favorite Kiwi sound is that of a Kiwi ordering Fish and Chips for Six.
Goes something like "füsh and chüps for sex". Ah for the possibilities...
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Apr 7th, 2017, 09:32 PM
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Apr 8th, 2017, 12:45 AM
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Milford Sound is a fiord (or fjord), a long, narrow inlet with steep sides or cliffs, created by glacial erosion. It's in Fiordland.
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Apr 8th, 2017, 12:53 AM
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Doubtful Sound is also a fiord. But Marlborough Sounds it is a true sound, "formed when sea levels rose and drowned a series of deep valleys after the last ice age around 10,000 years ago." (dept. of Conservation).
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Apr 8th, 2017, 06:54 PM
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Yes, the English settlers misnamed them sounds instead of fjords, and then the Kiwis misspelled fjord as fiord.
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