Hello blogging my old friend, I’ve come back to write again,
Share the story of our adventures, the sights we see – the discoveries.
Because sharing, enables you to enjoy the adventure too
That’s why we’re here, so here’s to the end
of the sound of silence……..
Hopefully you all figured where I was heading with that and got the tune going in your head thanks to Simon and Garfunkel. My blogging has been very remiss of late and I could bore you with the excuses but instead I’ll share one of our recent walks, the stunning Carters Beach.
Carters Beach is just on the outskirts of Westport. Little seaside suburb with possibly the most under-rated beach in New Zealand. Miles and miles of sandy beach practically for as far as the eye can see. We had a lovely low tide so decided to walk south towards Cape Foulwind.
The now disused Holcim Cement works factory loomed in the distance and we knew the cliffs of Cape Foulwind were just beyond.
We had a near perfect summer’s day – which like my blogging had been very lacking this summer. There was no excuse not to go for a nice long walk. Nice long walk is exactly what it is. Not sure on the distance but we’re guessing it was about 10kms each way.
This was one flat sandy beach that seemed like it just went on and on. The boys were loving it, flitting along the edge of the water line helping keep themselves cool. I think just like us they enjoyed the feel of the sand under their paws rather than the usual stoney beaches from home.
We walked and walked and walked until finally we reached the Cape Foulwind end and our flat sandy beach was drawfed by towering cliffs and round boulders covered in carpets of green moss scattering the shoreline.
As much as we would have liked to have continued we still had to walk all the way back. Thankfully we had packed a lunch and after a quick share….. yes I did share, we made our way back to where it all began.
Stephen treated himself to a quick dip in the sea and then the boys were racing to see who would get back to the car first – no guessing to who had the most energy, despite just having walked (and run) for three hours straight. I can categorically confirm we all slept like babies.
If you’re ever up Westport way – even just passing through, make sure you stop and check out Carters Beach – it is nothing short of beautiful.
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Jan and Stephen run Breakers Boutique Accommodation on the Great Coast Road north of Greymouth. They love nothing more than getting out and exploring this beautiful region they are lucky enough to call home.