Monthly Archives: September 2013

Westland Industrial Heritage Park Opening

Oh my, oh my – don’t think I have seen so many people with grins from ear to ear in one place at one time before like I did today.  Why you may ask, we’ll we were in Hokitika for … Continue reading

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Charleston Rocks

Seriously Charleston Rocks….. in every way.  Great rocky outcrops and it is a totally cool place – it really rocks! You could easily drive through Charleston without knowing it is even by the sea.  Apart from a street sign for … Continue reading

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Charleston’s Surging Sea

Crash, boom, bang…… crash, boom, bang…… wow, this is awesome! Sitting out on the rocks at Charleston and the sea is huge with pounding surf surging in and out and crashing up against the rock face. It is a sight … Continue reading

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Nile River Valley Walk, Charleston

Some people travel half way round the world to experience scenery like this, others to the other side of the world……. well for us we had to travel 40 minutes up the road.  How blessed are we! Just back from … Continue reading

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Rewanui Abandonment

Took a walk up Rewanui at the weekend.  We bike up here so often we don’t get a chance to explore some of the nooks and crannies. Our walk revealed a lot of the Inclines history lying abandoned waiting for … Continue reading

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Starry Skies at Breakers

Starry, starry night. Paint your palette blue and grey, Look out on a summer’s day, With eyes that know the darkness in my soul. Shadows on the hills, Sketch the trees and the daffodils, Catch the breeze and the winter … Continue reading

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Introducing the Locals on the Nine Mile Rocks

While I was busy checking in tonight’s guests and making pizza, Stephen took the dogs for a walk on the beach and out on to the rocks to visit with the locals……. Called Mussel Point – you can see why.  … Continue reading

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