If it is possible for a beach to be both incredibly scary yet incredibly beautiful at the same time then today was that day. Taking advantage of a break in the stormy weather and being mindful of having two very bored dogs, we hightailed it down to the beach for some fresh air.
Meandering along a safe distance from the pounding surf, minding my own business looking for washed up greenstone and playing fetch with Ziggy until – run, run, run, in comes a huge set of waves. Darn I’m sure the tide was heading out!
One of those classic Mother Nature moments – reminding us she is the boss and always will be, sending angry waves up, chasing us up the bank but not before a little bit of surf enters the top of my gumboots – great now I’ve got wet feet…… It is all worth it though. I can say that now since we safely made it out of reach of the jaws of terror!
The cloud formations after all the rain are fantastic. Brilliant shapes, brilliant colours. Ah Mother Nature you sure do know how to turn it on.
Not to tempt fate we head back up the track – dinner time for the boys. We’re all satisfied with our allocation of fresh air and excitement for one day.
Jan and Stephen run Breakers Boutique Accommodation on the Great Coast Road north of Greymouth. Voted one of the top ten coastal drives in the world by Lonely Planet and one of the top ten regions in the world to visit – we know why!