Monthly Archives: November 2014

Coal Creek Falls and Rewanui Incline – showing off the local trails

Lovely guests visiting recently from Vermont – keen mountain bikers so thought it would be rude of us not to head out and show them some of our favourite local trails. We were very much hampered by the weather so … Continue reading

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Misty Mountain Magic up the 10 Mile Valley

Mist in the mountains equals magic.  Well it looks magical anyway. What to do when you need a leg stretch and the sea is too big to get onto the beach…… A walk up the 10 mile valley – our … Continue reading

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Smiling is contagious

When we smile it changes something inside of us. It sets off a chain reaction. Try it! Smile. Did you feel it travel to your eyes? Did you feel your mood lift as the smile travelled to your brain? See,…

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Greymouth’s 60 years of Holden Display

Got our latest fix of petrol head heaven at the weekend with the 60 years of Holden display in Greymouth. Have to say I’m a bit of a sucker for the older style cars rather than the new and I … Continue reading

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Greymouth Coal Heritage Park – Walking the Wharf of History

Took a little stroll along the floodwall of Greymouth and a wander around the Greymouth Coal Heritage Park recently. The brain child of the Greymouth Heritage Society but like all small volunteer groups they struggle with both members and funding … Continue reading

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Westport to Greymouth – The Coast Road Cycle Challenge

November 15, an important day on the local cycling calender – the annual Coast Road Cycle Challenge, Westport to Greymouth.  Covering some 100kms following the coastal drive – named one of the top ten coastal drives in the world by … Continue reading

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Underground Wonderment – Honeycomb Hill Caves Karamea

Wow, wow, wow.  I don’t think I’ve said wow so many times in the space of 3 hours. But this was true wow territory. To be honest I’ve been struggling with writing this blog.  This was such an awesome experience … Continue reading

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On the Rocks – Nine Mile Beach, Greymouth

Not only are we beachfront, often with a West Coast beach all to ourselves but we also have a great rock pool outcrop just off the beach, exposed at low tide. The tide of late has been extremely low – … Continue reading

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Tai Poutini Polytechnic School of Music – Live on Stage

What a night.  Headed down to the Regent Theatre in Greymouth to play “photographer’s assistant” while Stephen photographed the local students from the Tai Poutini Polytechnic Certificate in Foundation of Sound & Music go through their final live performances as … Continue reading

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Ziggy – the Paw Fisherman

Do you see what I see-e do you see what I see-ee Do you see what I see-e Do you see what I see-ee……… (Thanks Hunters & Collectors) We were at the beach Everybody had matching towels Somebody went under … Continue reading

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