Climb every mountain, swim every sea…..
ok so maybe not but sounds good. As good as our sunsets are here at Breakers, we decided to head into town to capture the sunset over Greymouth. That did mean a little hill climb to get up behind Greymouth where we could get uninterrupted views of the town.
Not just the town actually, we could see all the way down to the south following the curve of the land meeting the Tasman Sea with fantastic views of the Southern Alps including Mt Cook.
We headed up the hill – a gravel 4WD road behind the Greymouth substation and then a grassy dirt track that lead to a nice grassy knoll for our views.
It was very peaceful sitting up here – feeling like we were on top of the world and could let all our worries drift out to sea. Bit philosophical – maybe, it was very serene though.
Unfortunately the sunset turned into a bit of a fizzer – well actually everyone seemed to light their fires creating a haze over the township so we made our way back down before it got too dark, although we were well prepared for a change with flashlights and headlamps but they weren’t needed.
With the change in daylight saving it did mean it was later than anticipated and with tummy bugs rumbling we decided to get take out for dinner. Stephen dropped me off to order and while I waited for our dinner he drove around Greymouth to see if he could capture the night lights. Turns out that was the right thing to do and he got the best photos of our entire outing.
Greymouth by the street lights – very pretty.
oh and dinner was delicious too – just in case you were wondering tee-hee (if you follow us you’ll know eating is a very important part of my day…….).
Jan and Stephen run Breakers Boutique Accommodation on the Great Coast Road north of Greymouth. They enjoy getting out and about and exploring the region and sharing their adventures. West Coast of the Southern Alps – easy to see why it was named by Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel as one of the top 10 regions to visit in the world.