Aaaahhhh another weekend at Breakers – now not to be confused with “A weekend at Bernie’s”!!!
Stunning spring weather – actually felt a little more like summer at some parts of the day. Definitely shorts and t-shirt material for much of it which was a nice change after the cold front of a couple of weeks ago.
Each morning started with clear sunny skies and each morning started with a walk on the beach. The joys of being beachfront with our own track to the beach. An easy walk down through the bush and we are soon meandering with the surf, stones and sand. The dogs love this time, running and fossicking in the driftwood.
That’s the boys exercised so Stephen and I take ourselves for a bike ride. Checking out progress on the Westland Cycle Trail – the section from Kumara to Milltown. We start at the dams of Dillsmantown and follow the water race to the confluence of the hydro scheme of the Arahua river. It is such a gorgeous day and nice to be riding in short sleeves!
Back home and the day finishes with a stunning sunset. Just enough cloud on the horizon to give some great colours as the sun disappears into the Tasman Sea.
Sunday morning and we start the day with another morning beach walk. We walk the full length of our beach to the rocks off the 10 mile valley. Unfortunately the tide is coming in so we can’t clamber round the rocks into the valley – bit dangerous for the dogs anyway.
After our walk on the beach we attend to some maintenance around the grounds – mowing the lawns and weed eating the section before putting on our hiking shoes and heading into the native bush just behind Breakers. Looking at it from the road, you’d never know it was here but the bush is full of surprises including old coal mines and relics.
Some 3 hours later and we pop out of the undergrowth – time to hit the shower and snuggle down to catch up on the League from the weekend and watch the sun go down.
Aaaahhhh a weekend at Breakers – fun had by all.
Jan and Stephen run Breakers Boutique Accommodation on the West Coast – 14kms north of Greymouth. They enjoy getting out and exploring the wonder that is the West Coast and enjoy sharing their experiences. Check out some of their other blogs or their website for things to see and do in the area.