Monthly Archives: December 2011

Christmas on the West Coast

Merry Christmas everyone.  We had an absolutely lovely day.  Jan’s parents are visiting from Invercargill for a week and at Breakers we had a lovely young couple from Switzerland staying with us on Christmas Eve – Heinz and Fabienne.  They … Continue reading

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Mountain biking Waiuta to Big River, West Coast, NZ

Adventures, adventures, adventures – what would life be without adventures…… Bikes are loaded, the dogs are ready to go so we’re off on another West Coast mountain biking adventure and heading for Waiuta.  Waiuta is a historic gold mining ghost … Continue reading

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Mini Moab on the West Coast of NZ

Today we are off to Denniston, north of Westport, on the plateau and a historic coal mining area.  We like to call Denniston Mini Moab as much of the rock formations are like slick rock – just like Moab in … Continue reading

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Runanga Swimming Pool Grand Opening

At last we had the grand opening of the new Runanga community swimming baths – to be known as the Spring Creek Swimming Pool.  This was an exciting day as it had been a long time in the planning and … Continue reading

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Mountain biking some of the best of the West

Recently we had friends visiting from Queenstown and they brought their mountain bikes with them.  First day out was an easy one as Stephen, Heather and Ewen did a ride up the 8 mile track, just up from home and … Continue reading

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summer, sun and fun

Slip, slop, slap – that is what we were all taught growing up in New Zealand when it comes to sun – the sun protection motto – slip on a shirt, slop on some sunscreen and slap on a hat.  … Continue reading

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Wine, Pizza and Sunsets on the West Coast

Trevor from Forrest Wines Ltd was with us recently for a wine tasting.  Forrest Wines are in Renwick, just on the outskirts of Blenheim and was one of the first 10 winery businesses established in the Marlborough Region.  It is … Continue reading

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