Remember that 500 kms of coastline I mentioned in an earlier blog………
This time we are at 7 mile beach or better known locally as Rapahoe beach, just 2 miles south of us. This is possibly the boys favourite beach, ok one of the boys favourite beaches – they are rather spoiled for choice. They enjoy the Rapahoe beach as it is usually really sandy so I guess that feeling under foot is the same as for us with sand between our toes – delicious!
We headed here for a sunset walk – why – well just because we can really. Friends described it as taking a walk on our front lawn and they are right when you live with beaches so close to you – 2 miles in either direction just has to be counted as all part of the front lawn – and not a bad front lawn it is either 🙂
There were others with the same thought as us and making the most of the great conditions.
Smiles all round for both humans and dogs – how could you not smile on such a beautiful evening.
Bit of cloud around making for some dramatic skies and once the sun actually went down the colours that came through were magnificent, lots of yellows, orange and purples. Reminded us as to why we like to come down here on sunset – get the great colours reflecting in the sandy water too – double whammy!
Conscious of the big black clouds looming we didn’t venture right to the end this time around but slowly made our way back along the beach.
The boys and I made a bee-line for the car while Stephen stayed until dark to get some photos of the 7 mile creek in the moon light. Another lovely evening walk on the beach – sunset walk at Rapahoe beach.
Jan and Stephen run Breakers Boutique Accommodation on the Great Coast Road north of Greymouth. Together with their two faithful dogs Nico and Ziggy, they enjoy getting out and about and making the most of this beautiful region they are lucky enough to call home.