Tag Archives: West coast NZ

Nine Mile Valley’s Hidden Coal History

There’s gold in them there hills – black gold! Stephen had the pleasure of playing tour guide recently and taking a photographic artist into the hills behind Breakers to explore some of the fascinating coal mining history hidden away in … Continue reading

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The End of the Road – Jacksons Bay, Haast

We’ve recently had a few days in the deep south of South Westland – Haast staying at the beautiful Collyer House.  A gorgeous bed and breakfast located in idyllic bush surroundings with a backdrop of native bush, lush farmland and … Continue reading

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An Engagement at the top of Mt George

Well this is rather a late posting – a well after the fact blog but definitely a worthy posting I think. Back in August we had our friends visiting from Sydney Australia.  They started out as guests the previous November … Continue reading

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Great Coast Road Photography Safari

Lovely guest visiting for a couple of nights from the UK – Ben who is into his photography, so while we had some spare time this afternoon we headed out to share a couple of our favourite local photography spots … Continue reading

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West Coast Kennel Association Dog Show

Look at me, look at me, look at me, I’m so pretty…….. Instead of dust flying there is dog hair flying today.  The groomers are busy with their brushes making sure that last hair is put back in place – … Continue reading

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Great Coast Road Ramble

Storm has been brewing with threatening skies so Stephen and I decided to take a drive up the Great Coast Road north of us and walk the Barrytown beach for a change before the rain came. The Great Coast Road … Continue reading

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A Climb up Mt Davy

Oh my gosh, my poor body aches, my toes ache from being squashed in shoes – I’m usually barefoot for most of the day.  My quads are screaming at me and I feel like if I sit down for too … Continue reading

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Home is where the Heart Is – West Coast, New Zealand

They say home is where the heart is and for me it is definitely the West Coast of New Zealand and our own slice of paradise here on the Punakaiki Coastline at Breakers. We’ve just had a week away in … 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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