Getting to Milford Sound: It was the day of tour buses. My first hitch was an off duty tour bus driver for the Kiwi Express (or Experience as they call it). We stopped and got a beer at the historic hotel that was on the stamp of Eustace's post card. Two hitches later, I was picked up by a tour bus! Back Story: I always smile and wave the biggest for tour busses because they're never going to pick you up. Well, this one did. I did my normal traveler schpeal but on a microphone for a bus full of Kiwi reirees. They even had me sing and play guitar. Two rides later I was at the sound.
Milford Sound: Have you ever camped below a 531 ft water fall? I did. My little oasis also priovided me with a little kayak to travel the sound (though the companies running the boats insisted that I take a ride back from them upon my return... I never say no to a free ride). The second day, I shared my little sectret with a fellow tramper which in the end yeilded (beyond conpanionship) a pitcher of beer, a chocolate brownie, and a stove to cook my rice on.