Monthly Archives: June 2016

Blackball – Discovering Hidden Treasures

Totally felt like we should be in an Indiana Jones movie on our latest adventure of discovery “A Lost World Uncovered”……. We had headed to Blackball – little mining town inland from Greymouth at the base of the Paparoa mountains.  … Continue reading

Posted in Nature, NZ flora and fauna, NZ history, outdoors, photography | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Wheeling Through West Coast Wonderland

The Wheels on the bike go round and round, round and round, round and round, wheels on the bike go round and round – oh my gosh forever!  Can’t believe I’m thinking this but I could do with a hill … Continue reading

Posted in cycling, Mountain biking New Zealand, Nature, outdoors, photography | Tagged , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

West Coast Wilderness Trail – Old Christchurch Road to Cowboys Paradise

It sure is nice to be back out on the bike again.  Not much time for riding over our busy summer season so we’ve (yes I do mean I’ve) been trying to get motivated to get some more time in … Continue reading

Posted in cycling, Mountain biking New Zealand, Nature, NZ flora and fauna, outdoors, photography, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Greymouth Street Sprint

What a day – still puts a big grin on my face just thinking about it.  What am I talking about…. well that grin is thanks to the Greymouth Street Sprints sponsored by Mitsubishi and the Union Hotel in Greymouth.  … Continue reading

Posted in outdoors, photography, Travel | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

Fungi Hunting – Coal Creek Falls Walk

Come on says Stephen lets take a meander on the Coal Creek walk and see if there is any fungi left. Thinking we’re being rather optimistic given the drop in temperature of late we weren’t holding much hope for finding … Continue reading

Posted in Nature, NZ flora and fauna, outdoors, photography, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

17 Mile Beach Walk, Great Coast Road

It’s Sunday morning and we’re in need of a beach walk fix.  I know what you’re thinking – we live on a beach so just head on down – well as much as we love our beach we also love … Continue reading

Posted in beaches, dogs, Nature, outdoors, photography | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Temple Basin – Walking in a Winter Wonderland

ok so how do you type a sigh – a really long happy contented enthusiastic sigh….. if I knew how to that’s what I’d be typing right now.  But I don’t so this will have to do aaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh One hike … Continue reading

Posted in Nature, NZ flora and fauna, outdoors, photography, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments