Tag Archives: Nine Mile Creek

Hidden World of West Coast Coal Mining History

Growing up as a kid down in Southland was all about farming – rolling green hills dotted with sheep.  In the winter our homes were generally heated with wood and coal.  Never gave a thought to where that coal came … Continue reading

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Craziness of Summer

Don’t you just love the craziness of summer – El Nino we were told for this year I’m guessing that hail constitutes El Nino.  This is from last week – huge hail storm in Christchurch – in the middle of … Continue reading

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Our Winter Paradise on Sunset

Beautiful days with stunning sunsets, that’s what our winters are all about here on the West Coast – well usually.  After a huge front hit late last week it was great to get our “normal” winter weather back. Talked Stephen … Continue reading

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Summer Arrives at Nine Mile Beach

Wahoo – it’s a celebration – wahoo! Sum, sum, summertime – she has finally found her way West and arrived with vengeance. We didn’t want to get too excited yesterday when she made her first appearance but did enjoy a … Continue reading

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Christmas on the West Coast

Merry Christmas everyone.  We had an absolutely lovely day.  Jan’s parents are visiting from Invercargill for a week and at Breakers we had a lovely young couple from Switzerland staying with us on Christmas Eve – Heinz and Fabienne.  They … Continue reading

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Renovations to make a Difference

Lots of excitement around the b&b at the moment.  We’ve been here seven years and there has always been a little room off the main lounge that we’ve used as a little library.  It’s never really been used to its … Continue reading

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