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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 5, Issue 6 (October 1, 1930)

Praise for New Zealand Scenery

Praise for New Zealand Scenery.

In the opinion of Captain Geoffrey Blake. C.B., D.S.O., A.D.C., the Commodore of the New Zealand Naval Division, the Norwegian fiords cannot compare with some of the West Coast Sounds.

His flagship, H.M.S. Dunedin, recently completed an extensive cruise round the South Island, having visited Lyttelton, Timaru, Dunedin, Bluff and Nelson. The West Coast Sounds were fully explored on the passage from Bluff to Nelson, and wonderful weather was experienced.

The Commodore, who has visited the Norwegian fiords, gave it as his opinion that they could not compare in grandeur and beauty with the marvellous coast and sounds lying between Preservation Inlet and Milford Sound.

The weather was so clear that Mount Cook remained in sight at a distance of 112 miles.

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