Okarito and its moon river


super moon Okarito Lagoon

Moon River, wider than a mile,
I’m crossing you in style some day.

super moon reflections okarito lagoon moon river

Oh, dream maker, you heart breaker,
wherever you’re going I’m going your way.

Enjoying the evening light of the super moon over Okarito Lagoon

Two drifters off to see the world.
There’s such a lot of world to see.

super moon reflections boat shed okarito lagoon

We’re after the same rainbow’s end–
waiting ’round the bend,
my huckleberry friend,
Moon River and me.

© 1961 Paramount Music Corporation, ASCAP

Stunning reflections of the super moon over the Okarito Lagoon in South Westland. Perfect conditions to be out with the camera. Typical winter evening on the West Coast. Don’t leave New Zealand until you’ve seen the West Coast.

Jan and Stephen run Breakers Boutique Accommodation on the Great Coast Road north of Greymouth. They enjoy getting out and exploring the many wonders that help make up the beauty that is the West Coast of New Zealand.

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About coastingnz

Jan and Stephen live on the Punakaiki coastline, north of Greymouth on the West Coast, NZ and run Breakers Boutique Accommodation. They both enjoy the outdoors and are passionate about things to see and do on the West Coast and would like to share their experiences with you.
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4 Responses to Okarito and its moon river

  1. bulldog says:

    Oh it is now such an ambition for me to see the west coast… loved this song… will probably sing it in my head now for a few days…

  2. coastingnz says:

    as I did with Fly me To the Moon – couldn’t get it out of my head, and now Moon River. Funny how songs can take hold of us and we can relate them to an occasion or a scene.

  3. Grew up singing the song… and still do. 🙂 –Curt

    • coastingnz says:

      me too Curt! I remember round my last year at school going to an elderly people’s home and singing with our local school choir. We get some great moon rivers here too – but on the sea. Hum it (better than singing these days!) everytime.

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