When my parents come to visit we always like to try to take them somewhere they haven’t been before to help showcase this beautiful region we live in.
Our latest little excursion was the substation walk in the back of Greymouth.
To say it is a little hill climb is possibly an understatement – my 71-year-old Mum might say so anyway but she rocked up like a mountain goat.
Mum and Dad may have been wondering why we were taking them up here until I said stop a minute and look back. Worth the little bit of huffing and puffing for the amazing views.
Onwards and upwards before we head into a short bush section – still climbing – there will be more rewards……
Eventually the trail opens out into a big grassy area and after yet a little more climbing we are rewarded with almost 360 degree views – all the way to the south and the expanse of the Southern Alps and right over Greymouth and out to sea.
After a compulsory photographer’s stop (and a little rest for us to take in the views) it is time to make our way back down. We do it as a loop, down through the grassy slopes to end up a couple of blocks from where we started.
Best thing – timed perfectly now to head out for lunch!
People often say to me “oh Greymouth is ugly isn’t it” and I say well yes if having a river run down one side of the town, the Tasman Sea out the front and native bush and mountains in the back is ugly then yes I guess it is……
Jan and Stephen run Breakers Boutique Accommodation on the Great Coast Road north of Greymouth. They enjoy getting out and about and exploring their home area and showcasing it to visitors.