Monday, 28 October 2013

Wild West Coast

We went to the West coast for the weekend as we had a long weekend because of Labourday. My husband planned to go with his friends from work to the motorbike street races in Greymouth. The first day it was pouring down the whole trip till the West and Jake (a young man who went with us) and me went for the treetop walk in Hokitika. The storm was so bad that we didn't get very far.

 

The next day all the men went off to Greymouth and I had a walk on my own on the beach where the waves are wild and lots of driftwood covers the beach. I spend the rest of the day reading, when the rain poured down.


The third and last day we went to Ross and danced in the Wild West after looking for gold lol.

The bush with its many ferns is wild. We had a walk on the old mine track in Ross on Monday before we went back home. This time the weather was gorgeous.
 
 
Even the people here are a bit wild and I must be too as I feel so good here.
 

The water is wild going fast over the boulders

Life was wild and hard in the past. The graves on the hill are from about 1870 and showed that most people didn't live past 40
 

Hokitika Gorge. Normally the water is deep blue coming from the glaciers but the rain and storm coloured it grey.

Oh isn't it gorgeous

When driving back home over Arthur's Pass, this Kea had a rest on our car and didn't want to leave. We had to drive off slowly with this hitchhiker.

William I want to stop here as well. It had snowed the day before so the whole drive was stunning.

and stunning

and more stunning 

OK one more stop

and the last one Oh I love New Zealand so much

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23 comments:

  1. From a distance one could mistake the driftwood on the beach for a sculpture of a person crawling on hands and knees. From seashores to mountaintops, there is so much wonder and beauty to see all around in NZ. I can certainly see why you love it.

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  2. Oh isn't it gorgeous

    Absolutely!

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  3. Wat een prachtige foto's van Nieuw Zeeland! Prijs je maar gelukkig dat je daar woont. Die vogel op je motorkap is zo geweldig, bijzonder dat hij gewoon bleef zitten.

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  4. Such beauty in New Zealand, you captured it wonderfully in your lovely photos.
    Someday, how I would love to visit.

    Thanks for sharing Marja.

    Loved the post.

    Margie
    x

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  5. breathtaking scenery!! NZ is really awesome!!

    http://www.myunfinishedlife.com

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  6. Some of your pictures look like they could have been taken in the US West too. The landscape you showed us is magnificent! What beautiful country. On our last trip we talked for quite a while with a gentleman from Christchurch. He told us what to see if we ever go to NZ. I told him we might as we have enough frequent flyer miles to get one for sure, and maybe even two free tickets on the airline. We met him on the train to New Orleans (I show a picture of him in my current post) and he said he knew all the roads and sights around Christchurch.

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  7. Oh yes,I can understand you that you love NZ so much,Marja!!

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  8. What a great wild trip. I love the mountain photos.

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  9. You have such wonderful adventures Marja and those photos are stunning!
    Thanks so much for sharing these fantastic photo with your blogging friends.
    I will definitely have to venture across the pond again in 2014.
    Take care dear friend.
    Hugs
    Peggy xxxxx

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  10. Hi Marja .. quite amazing countryside - and sounds despite the weather that you all had a great time ...

    I'd love to visit NZ .. one day - just hope that white stuff doesn't come here too early!!

    Love your photos - they're great .. cheers Hilary

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  11. That driftwood was a bit creepy but everything else gorgeous. How did you drag yourself home from all that?

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  12. I love the taste of New Zealand that you give me from your posts and these pictures are no exception. They are amazing. Looks like you had a great trip. Thank you for sharing x

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  13. Merry Christmas Marja and Happy New Year
    I will be back to posting in January.

    Thanks for your blog friendship.

    Margie
    x

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  14. I wish for you and yours a wonderful holiday Marja and I thank you for sharing your writing, your photos from all your excursions and moments from family life. Your site has been a respite for me.

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  15. Dear Marja, this looked a fantastic trip.. love the photos here..

    Just calling by to wish you all a wonderful Christmas, and hope that 2014 brings you and yours a Happy Healthy, Peaceful time..

    Thank you for supporting Dreamwalker's too over the year Marja... We live in exciting times and lets hope the Light of Love can shine out into the world to bring about that Goodwill to ALL Men ... To fill our New Year with Hope for Peace in our World...

    Love to you and your family..

    Big Hugs Sue xxx

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  16. Dear Marja
    I hope 2014 will be a good year for you and bring you joy, health and many blessings.
    Happy and wonderful New Year to you and all your family.

    Margie
    xx

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  17. Marja, you are missed.

    Margie
    x

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  18. Really good photos that showcase the wild beauty of the Coast. I like the attractive piece of driftwood and the pretty Kea.

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  19. It sure is a fabulously beautiful country.

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  20. I can't help but put a comment, even if this is done a long time ago in 2013. I fully agree with your last sentence, with my sole visit in 2014 and the bus ride from Queenstown to Mlford Sound looks somewhat like the photos you show above. The ride was stunning and yes, "Ï love NZ so much". I am so envious that you live there. I want more of those snow caps and the rugged shores and the landscapes, OMG, i love the lupines too!

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