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12 Mile Beach Amble

You fill up my senses like a night in a forest, like a mountain in springtime like a walk in the rain, like a storm in the desert like a sleepy blue ocean – you fill up my senses come fill me again (thanks John Denver) 249 more words


Notes from New Zealand: Splitting Apples

The west coast of New Zealand reminds me of California. Big Sur to be exact. The Great Coast Road hugs the shoreline along bluffs that plunge dramatically to the sea. 890 more words


Our Beautiful Backyard

Sometimes I have to pinch myself

on how lucky we are

How’s this for a backyard

Feeling slightly jealous ………

Don’t be – come and see for yourself… 38 more words


Playtime for the boys Nine Mile Beach

I’m never really sure what the boys enjoy most – playtime on the beach or dinner time

Ziggy gives a big Wahoo! Beach time is definitely a favourite for him. 121 more words


Autumn Evening Beach Walks

March is a wonderful month to visit New Zealand and the West Coast.

Often we can be getting some of our most consistent nice weather – cool mornings but soon warming once the sun comes out and staying warm right until the sun goes down at the end of the day. 223 more words


8 Mile Valley - History Hidden in the Hills

The West Coast has an abundance of coal and gold mining history and many of the walks are old coal or gold mining areas.

8 mile Valley just up from home is one such place.  148 more words


Rapahoe Sunset

Headed down to the local pub last night – Rapahoe Hotel for dinner with our friends visiting from Berlin.

Great crowd and a favourite with our guests who get the opportunity to experience what I like to call a true blue Kiwi country pub with super friendly locals, sublime location and great pub food. 54 more words