Tag Archives: NZ flora and fauna

The Winter Blues at Punakaiki’s Pancake Rocks

When we think of the winter blues we think down in the dumps, the moody blues but for the West Coast when we say the winter blues we mean blue skies and blue seas and some of the most fantastic … Continue reading

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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

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A Meander up the Moonlight Valley

May is NZ music month – apparently.  Seems quite fitting then that during our little exploration of the Moonlight Valley I was humming the tune “Slice of Heaven” by Dave Dobbyn “her love shines over my horizon, she’s a slice … Continue reading

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Welcome to Autumn

The first day of autumn dawns with clear skies but a cooler start to the morning than we have been used to lately.  Never fear once the sun comes up she shines her smile to warm the air and balance … Continue reading

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West Coast Treetop Walkway – A Walk with the Giants

Whenever we have my parents visit we always try to showcase something they haven’t seen before on their visits to the West Coast. With clear skies and sunshine we headed south to check out the West Coast Treetop Walkway. Based … Continue reading

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Lake Ianthe as the Sun Sets

Back on the Coast after being away for a couple of weeks and it is great to be home.  Heading down to Franz Josef to pick up the boys and en route we were blessed with a stunning sunset. Timed … Continue reading

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A Walk of Contrasts in Charleston

Our West Coast scenery never ceases to amaze me and our latest walk was no exception. With much rain of late we were all desperate to get out in the fresh air and have a good leg stretch. Initially thinking … Continue reading

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