Tag Archives: west coast accommodation

The Boys Enjoying the Beach

One thing you can always count on is the boys enjoying their beach time. They are a laugh a minute if not a little annoying sometimes…. annoying you say – yes our darling Zigster is a barker when it comes … Continue reading

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Sharing “the top of the world” with our Guests

Recently we had a lovely couple from Macau staying with us who follow our blog adventures and were hoping to get the opportunity to go “to the top of the world” – Mt George to be more precise. I’ve blogged … Continue reading

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Sunrise Nine Mile Beach

Seems to be the theme of this season – early breakfasts.  That’s ok though, gets us up and going and sometimes the best time for a beach walk is first thing in the morning, just as the sun comes up … Continue reading

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Nine Years at Breakers

Zipidy do da zipidy day my oh my it’s a beautiful day……… Big celebrations today – well ok not really but totally stoked just the same and maybe we’ll go out for dinner but today we’ve had Breakers for nine … Continue reading

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Beached up at Bain Bay

So do you ever look at where you live and think “wow, how lucky am I?”. Well I do – almost every day and today was no exception.  Today we were off to walk the Bain Bay track at Mitchells … Continue reading

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West Coast Cycleway – Dillmanston to Old Christchurch Road

It’s a beautiful winter’s afternoon on the West Coast and Stephen and I thought we’d load up the bikes and the dogs and head out to Kumara to check on progress of the West Coast Cycleway.  We’re looking at the … Continue reading

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That Rolling Feeling – Rewanui Incline

So do you remember ever having that feeling after being on a boat of still rolling, or going roller skating or ice skating when a kid and afterwards feeling like you still had your skates on…… well that’s how my … Continue reading

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Eary winter’s blowout – Notown Forestry Tracks

Well the boys are curled up in tight little balls with very sleepy eyes, rain has arrived and the start of the storm that has been promised.  Before it came though, we wrapped up warm and we got out on our mountain … Continue reading

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The Great Outdoors…..Noname to Mudplug mountain biking

Autumn has arrived and with it cooler temperatures.  We seem to have been blessed here on the West Coast though as to date, our autumn has been lovely and this weekend is no exception – clear blue sunny skies and … Continue reading

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The wonderment of Nature

Isn’t nature amazing.  Ever wondered what all the foam on the beach is about after a big storm?  Think it is pollution – the rough seas grabbing all the scum in the ocean and then dumping it on the beach…….. … Continue reading

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