Monthly Archives: May 2013

Discoveries in the Undergrowth

So often we take a walk in the bush or forest and just enjoy the general scenery, peace and quiet without really looking around us.  It is easy to zone out and just put one foot in front of the … Continue reading

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Rain forecast for the West Coast……

Here are a few things we choose to do when the weatherman predicts rain for us here on the West Coast…….. Go for a walk up one of our numerous valleys……. Go for a mountain bike ride on one of … Continue reading

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West Coast Reflections

Yet again rain was forecast for us here on the West Coast and yet again it did not eventuate.  Quite the opposite in fact – blue skies and sunshine. Stephen and I headed out on our bikes to explore some … Continue reading

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Heaphy Track – Outdoor paradise

There are stars glittering in the sky – it is still dark out – too early for the sun to be up yet and we’re in the car driving north.  We have a mission planned – first stop Westport to … Continue reading

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The beaches of Barrytown

Yes, here we are exploring yet another West Coast beach.  With 500kms of coastline we have plenty to choose from. Today we have a stunning autumn afternoon and the tides are right to go for an explore.  We’ve headed north … Continue reading

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West Coast Wilderness Trail

Stephen’s phrase for today – “a day of reflection”…… New Zealand is a cyclist haven and thanks to a Government initiative more and more cycle trails are coming on-line enabling access to areas not normally available to the general public.  … Continue reading

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