You fill up my senses like a night in a forest, like a mountain in springtime like a walk in the rain, like a storm in the desert like a sleepy blue ocean – you fill up my senses come fill me again (thanks John Denver)
Talking a walk around here definitely fills the senses – be it a walk in the forest or along the beach. The smells, the sights and breathing in that fresh air – sensory overload.
We finished our day recently with a lovely amble along the 12 mile beach – just along from home but completely different to our beach at 9 mile. One of the many things I love about the West Coast – miles and miles of coastline but all so different.
Tide was heading out but it had been a week of really high high tides with not particularly low tides in comparison so we had to be careful of the odd incoming wave. Stephen used the time to get a little “arty”.
The boys were loving the beach amble too and getting out onto the rocks is always a favourite for them – Nico chomps away on the mussels while Ziggy does a spot of rock pool fishing.
There were some fabulous cloud formations and you could see a storm was brewing in the south and heading our way. I think we might be in for a stormy night but it was nice to be enjoying the last of the day’s sunshine and catch the sun setting in the Tasman Sea.
Jan and Stephen run Breakers Boutique Accommodation on the Great Coast Road north of Greymouth. They enjoy getting out and about with their two faithful friends Nico and Ziggy and enjoying this beautiful region they are lucky enough to call home.