Drip, drip, drip, plop, plop, plop
gurgle, gurgle, gurgle, swoosh, swoosh, swoosh
That’s the sound of the rain slowly turning the 10 mile valley from the Valley of Mines into the Valley of Waterfalls.
Many people curse the rain but for us here on the West Coast we embrace it and all the joy and beauty that it brings with it.
The 10 mile valley after rainfall comes alive with the fast flowing creek waters and the sounds of nature changing. The native bush and moss shimmer as the water flows over it and the greens are intensified – so vibrant and lush.
What was once merely a pretty rock face soon becomes a cascade of water reminiscent of a new bride’s wedding veil – it is don’t you think…… It springs to mind as good friends in Germany daughter is getting married today.
In Hindu culture they say rain on your wedding day is good luck because it signifies that your marriage will last.
“A knot that becomes wet is extremely hard to untie – therefore, when you “tie the knot” on a rainy day, your marriage is supposedly just as hard to unravel! ” I love it – just another reason to love a rainy day.
We dedicate this blog to Nadine & Artur and wish them all the best for their special day.
Next time you go to curse a rainy day – look around you, you may be surprised by the beauty that is uncovered.
Jan and Stephen run Breakers Boutique Accommodation on the Great Coast Road north of Greymouth. They love getting out and about exploring the many beauties that make up this gorgeous region.