Monthly Archives: January 2015

Another Day in Paradise – 10 Mile Valley and Creek

Oh think twice, it’s another day for you and me in paradise oh think twice, ’cause it’s just another day for you you and me in paradise Feeling very blessed – it is times like this that really make you … Continue reading

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Mt George in the Summer Sun

I feel like a giant, Stephen looks at me with a look on his face as if to say my wife has gone mad – a giant? Yes I say, or the ground seems too small for me, I just … Continue reading

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Gibson Beach, Cape Foulwind

aaaahhhh – yikes that is cold Stephen yells.  We’re in a remote little bay at Cape Foulwind and Stephen thought it looked like the ideal place for a swim in the sea.  Turns out it is just a little too … Continue reading

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Buller A & P Show – a Fun Day in the Sun

One of the great things about summer in New Zealand is the A&P shows (Agricultural and Pastoral).  Very common particularly in the more rural communities.  Being that the West Coast is most definitely a rural community there are quite a … Continue reading

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Waiatoto River Safaris – A Jetboat Trip For Nature Lovers

Waiatoto River Safaris is a jet boat trip with a difference.  After being down in Invercargill for the weekend to help celebrate my Mum’s 7oth birthday we took an extra day and the opportunity to check out the Waiatoto River … Continue reading

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Playground with a View

Friends called to visit recently while over from Christchurch.  Last time we saw them they fell in love with our boys and went home wanting a dog for themselves. Along came George – a Labradoodle. George and Nico had a … Continue reading

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Breakers Boutique Accommodation – Great Coast Road

Not to drone on but our good friend Dean got some great footage of Breakers and the coast line that we live on recently and put together a short video……. .http://vimeo.com/115952182   Jan and Stephen run Breakers Boutique Accommodation on … Continue reading

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