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Exploring the Wonders of South Westland – Mahitahi River Valley

Stephen and I are fortunate to see and do some pretty special things in our time exploring the West Coast and a recent visit to beautiful Bruce Bay  is definitely up there and added to that list of special things … Continue reading

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A Walk up the 10 Mile Valley

A walk up the 10 mile valley is not be confused with a 10 mile walk……. ok, so seriously who would confuse the two – not me lol After a bit of a stormy night (heavy rain, gale force winds, … 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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Another Day in Paradise – 10 Mile Valley and Creek

Oh think twice, it’s another day for you and me in paradise oh think twice, ’cause it’s just another day for you you and me in paradise Feeling very blessed – it is times like this that really make you … 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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Inangahua Swingbridge Picnic Area and Progress Water Race Track

Do you ever see signs on the side of the road for points of interest and wonder what is there and is it worth stopping?  We do – so many options on the West Coast, hard to do all of … Continue reading

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