I’ve Been Published!


Wahoo – super excited as I’ve been published in a beautiful magazine Say Yes to Adventure.

richard and jan along beach track of heaphy track

In September Stephen and I mountain biked the Heaphy Track and shared our story with Hollie from Say Yes to Adventure which she found worthy enough of publication in her magazine.

SYTA_Volume 3_Mountain Biking the Heaphy Track

When initially invited to contribute I was slightly intimidated given the caliber of other stories previously published  – our adventures seem quite tame in comparison.  It was a huge honor to get our adventure accepted and even better to see Stephen’s photos in print.

enjoying the views from swingbridge heaphy track

Can’t thank Hollie enough for having faith in me and just goes to show that sometimes some of our best adventures are closer to home and more achievable than we think.

Jan and Stephen run Breakers Boutique Accommodation on the Great Coast Road north of Greymouth.  They enjoy getting out and about and exploring the West Coast and it’s many offerings both hiking and biking.

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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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12 Responses to I’ve Been Published!

  1. Pat says:

    Congratulations, Jan! That’s so exciting. Now you’ll have to start that novel. 🙂

    • coastingnz says:

      Thanks Pat – I was tickled pink, especially reading it once my copy of the magazine arrived – very proud thinking wow I wrote that lol. Yes that book……. lol

  2. Jane says:

    Congratulations! It’s very exciting to see your own piece in a beautiful magazine. Your photos are certainly stunning and I’m surprised it hasn’t happened earlier. I hope this means you’ll have more opportunities to be published in the future! 🙂

    • coastingnz says:

      Thanks Jane – I was stoked for Stephen to get so many photos included, really helped set the article off. Was super exciting and you never know hopefully I’ll get some more published throughout the year.

  3. Mama says:

    as i said at Christmas,when you gave us our own copy of the magazine,You write so beautifully,and with Stephen’s magnificent photograpy, it really transports the viewer to the places you write about. I have given my copy to several people to read and they have all said the same thing. I’m sure you will get more articles published. in the meantime we will continue to share your adventures via your blog. WELL DONE!! xox

  4. Buschbaer1 says:

    Congratulations! One step more to become a famous writer and a famous photographer and not far too publishing Your own book. I am sooo happy for You and proud to call You friends.

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