One final leg to get home after our trip down south last weekend. We spent the night at Bruce Bay in South Westland – about an hour north of Haast and 40 minutes south of Fox Glacier.
After awaking to a gorgeous morning while I pack up Stephen takes a walk around Bruce Bay.
The little road at the back of our bach is gorgeous with the last of the autumn flowers.
Bruce Bay is a little seaside village with a permanent population of just 6 residents but has many small baches and is popular for fishermen and hunters.
The hall serves many purposes and I’m sure it has lots of stories to tell from the various events held over the years. Small town halls struggle to survive these days so it is great to see this one looks like it is still used and an important part of the community today.
We call in to see our friends Jacqui and John from Mahitahi Lodge. This bed and breakfast is beautiful, very warm and inviting with lots of wood inside. I could just settle down by the fire for the day with a good book to read but home is a calling.
Time to hit the road but not before a quick stop on the beach at Bruce Bay – named by AA as one of the favourite beaches of New Zealanders.
The boys enjoyed the run before the last of the drive home.
Come on kids in the car – its home time!
The drive home is quite spectacular with the fresh snow on the mountains, the beautiful green paddocks and love seeing “the girls” heading to milking.
Oh I do love to be on the West Coast, oh I do love to be beside the sea……
Just as a side note with no relevance to this blog at all but by the time one of our followers reads this he should be newly married so a huge congratulations to Will and Emily. Wishing you both all the very best. xo
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 and discoveries.