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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


The Stars come out to Play - Reefton Skate Park

A trip to Reefton isn’t complete without a visit to the Reefton skate park.  We love this place – Reefton and the skate park!

On a recent visit we met a lovely young man who has talent to burn when it comes to utilising this facility with his bike. 118 more words


Mt George in the Summer Sun

I feel like a giant, Stephen looks at me with a look on his face as if to say my wife has gone mad – a giant? 752 more words


Playground with a View

Friends called to visit recently while over from Christchurch.  Last time we saw them they fell in love with our boys and went home wanting a dog for themselves. 76 more words


Breakers Boutique Accommodation - Great Coast Road

Not to drone on but our good friend Dean got some great footage of Breakers and the coast line that we live on recently and put together a short video……. 38 more words


Summer Arrives at Nine Mile Beach

Wahoo – it’s a celebration – wahoo!

Sum, sum, summertime – she has finally found her way West and arrived with vengeance.

We didn’t want to get too excited yesterday when she made her first appearance but did enjoy a run on the beach with mainly blue skies and warming temperatures. 169 more words