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Woods Creek Track, Greymouth – A Lesson in History

Hard to beat a walk in the woods and when it is steeped in history it adds a whole new dimension. Woods Creek Track at Dunganville in the back of Greymouth oozes history – gold mining history complete with tailrace … Continue reading

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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

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Reefton – Town of Light

Welcome to Reefton – town of light.  Reefton was given this slogan due to the fact it was the first town in the Southern Hemisphere to have street lighting.  Says something about the spirit of the community and that spirit … Continue reading

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Magic in the Mountains – Mt George for the Sunset and Stars

Yie yie yie. There are times in one’s life when you just can’t describe the experience it is so magical.  This is one of those life experiences. Stephen and I headed off on a trip of a lifetime.  No not … Continue reading

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Kowhitirangi Valley and Hokitika Gorge

Our Sunday drive was a drive less traveled – first round Lake Kaniere into the Kokatahi Valley and then going deeper inland to the Kowhitirangi Valley to finally arrive at the Hokitika Gorge. Renown for its blue-green waters wedged between … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Greymouth – 150 years old

Happy birthday to Greymouth – 150 years old. On 22 July 1864 Reuben Waite, a storekeeper from Collingwood, crossed the Greymouth bar with 70 prospectors in a chartered paddle steamer. He put his supplies ashore and opened the first store … Continue reading

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Stairway to Heaven – Progress Water Race Track

Climbing, climbing, climbing, up, up and up. They say what goes up must come down but what about going back up again and then back down, up, up, up and then down, down, down only to do it all again … Continue reading

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Old Ghost Road – Some West Coast Scenery at her Best

Wow!!! Had the good fortune to head off for a bike ride with my lovely husband and explore some new countryside – deep in the Northern West Coast – Buller region or Seddonville/Mokihinui to be more precise. This is north … Continue reading

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Reefton Pipeline Walking Track

Check out those views I call to Stephen – “yeah yeah, I see them, I see them before you do and guess what I’m going to see them even better on the way back” he replies …… smarty pants…… I … Continue reading

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Nile River Valley Walk, Charleston

Some people travel half way round the world to experience scenery like this, others to the other side of the world……. well for us we had to travel 40 minutes up the road.  How blessed are we! Just back from … Continue reading

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