The Calm in the Storm – a walk on Nine Mile Beach


After a night of heavy rain and rain and drizzle on and off for most of the morning yesterday, it was great to see clearing skies and sunshine late afternoon.

views Nine Mile beach from under the rock

There was no encouragement needed to head down to the beach for a good leg stretch.

enjoying the sunshine Nine Mile beach

They say what a difference a day makes and for this walk it was more like a difference a couple of hours makes – turned out stunning.

Jan and the dogs under the rock Nine Mile beach

The beach had changed dramatically from our walk just two days earlier.  The power of the surging surf moving all the stones and sand. Nico and I enjoyed just sitting and watching the waves roll in – Ziggy was busy doing other things, look closely and you’ll see him – well part of him.

Rock and drips Nine Mile beach

It was so nice to get out in the sunshine and it’s hard to beat a simple walk on the beach.

The boss Nine Mile beach

Had to include this one – “the boss” says Stephen – and he put it on social media so it’s official – just thought I’d spread the word further lol

Jan and Stephen run Breakers Boutique Accommodation on the Great Coast Road north of Greymouth.  The West Coast of the Southern Alps – for world-class beaches, native forest, history galore, mountains, lakes, rivers……. named by Lonely Planet Best in Travel 2014 as one of the top 10 regions to visit in the world.

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About coastingnz

Jan and Stephen live on the Punakaiki coastline, north of Greymouth on the West Coast, NZ and run Breakers Boutique Accommodation. They both enjoy the outdoors and are passionate about things to see and do on the West Coast and would like to share their experiences with you.
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5 Responses to The Calm in the Storm – a walk on Nine Mile Beach

  1. Pam says:

    I love the density of light on the coast as the winter months approach. As these photos so aptly show, it’s a beautiful kind of moodiness. Try as I might, I can’t see Nico.

  2. the beach looks really nice and the rocks are quite impressive

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