Monthly Archives: December 2014

Nine Mile Beach – final Beach Walk for 2014

Boys enjoyed a final walk on the beach for 2014 With the beach covered in foam after a short sharp front came through giving us lots of rain and very strong winds, the boys looked like they had socks on … Continue reading

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Motukeikei Beach – a Hidden Wonderland

With the sun shining and cleaning complete it was time to make the most of the gorgeous weather and head to the beach. Not our beach today but we’re not going far, just the next beach along in fact – … Continue reading

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Greymouth Rodders 40th Anniversary Run Show Day

Whoop Whoop – it’s petrol head heaven time again.  Even if you’re not really a petrol head, this display of cars gets the blood flowing and puts a smile on the face. When I wander around amongst these cars songs … Continue reading

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Christmas Cheer from Nico and Ziggy

Merry Christmas everyone Nico and Ziggy had a fun-filled day starting out with a short beach walk before they got their Xmas gift. It was then all on. Ziggy had to be coaxed to let it go so we could … Continue reading

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Staying at Breakers Boutique Accommodation

Ok, so not my usual blog post but thought I’d share as tickled pink and super stoked – all those good things with a big grin on my face. Our place as per an article in the travel guide of … Continue reading

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More from Moana and the Shores of Lake Brunner

A meeting recently saw us back at Moana allowing us more time than just a quick stop while driving past. We couldn’t have asked for a better day – pretty much the first real day of hot temperatures so perfect … Continue reading

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Summer Arrives at Nine Mile Beach

Wahoo – it’s a celebration – wahoo! Sum, sum, summertime – she has finally found her way West and arrived with vengeance. We didn’t want to get too excited yesterday when she made her first appearance but did enjoy a … Continue reading

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Lake Brunner and the magic of Moana

On a recent trip down south there was a compulsory stop in the village of Moana for some photos of Lake Brunner and her surroundings. Lake Brunner is 37kms inland from Greymouth – not far into our journey but someone … Continue reading

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Charming Creek Walkway – A Ride full of Charm

We’re back up to Ngakawau to ride the Charming Creek walkway. Making the most of the guests staying who are keen mountain bikers from Vermont we wanted to take them on one of our favourite trails.  A great trail filled … Continue reading

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Clowning Around on the Rocks 8 Mile Beach, Greymouth

Took a walk on the rocks at the 8 mile beach – just for something different.  As much as we love our beach, it is nice to visit the others occasionally, especially when we are lucky enough to have so … Continue reading

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