Home from holiday and in need of a leg stretch it’s hard to go past a walk up the 10 mile valley.
Coincidentally we were sent a link to some archive footage from the 1970s of the 10 mile – known then more locally as coal valley. This gives a great insight into the coal mining days and shows just how nature always has her way and takes things back when we go up there now. Just in case you’re interested here is the link to a short documentary – worth the watch as it is fascinating.
For us though we had the sun shining but it was cold – winter here now after all and had nothing to do with the fact we were just home from our Tropical Island holiday to Rarotonga and had got used to lovely warm temperatures…….
There was something incredibly weird about this walk though…… no dogs. They were still down with their Aunty and Uncle at Glacier Country. So yes here we are walking up one of THEIR favourite valleys and they aren’t here with us – so quiet, very strange. I looked for them – Stephen called them, just to make it seem more normal lol
The valley was spectacular and welcomed us with open arms. The creek was running crystal clear, birds were chirping and the vegetation was green, green, green.
Not that we ever forget how beautiful it is up here and it doesn’t matter the weather, rain or shine – she is home, she is all things that we love about the West Coast – nature beauty, natures playground.
Jan and Stephen run Breakers Boutique Accommodation on the Great Coast Road north of Greymouth. Together with their two faithful friends Nico and Ziggy they enjoy getting out and about and exploring the West Coast of the Southern Alps.