Water Race Track Walk

It was a beautiful, sunny winter’s day on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand yesterday. Instead of cleaning the house and doing other stuff around the house we decided to go for a walk. The Water Race Track walk is said to be an easy/moderate walk and that is one of the reasons I picked it. I decided about 15 minutes into the walk that if that is rated as easy/moderate I do not want to see the difficult walks at all. It was a steep uphill for about 45 minutes, and then downhill the rest of the time – but the type of downhill where you feel as if you just want to put the brakes on the whole time 🙂

According to the sign it was a 1 km walk and should take about 2 hours. No way, it took us much longer. But that is because I am still very unfit. I was quite surprised because there was only one little distance where I had to take a rest and was very out of breath; but the rest of the walk, although up and up and up and then down and down and down was ok. It helped that I took a walking stick with me

Our country is beautiful and the walk did not disappoint. Although the main walk is 1 km the fitbit said we did just under 5 kilometres for the day


Greymouth and the moody waves

My daughter and her partner from Canada are visiting, and as a keen photographer we are showing off the beautiful West Coast to them. Yesterday took as to the best spot to see the waves and oh boy, did the sea put up a good show for us!

We then drove to Point Elizabeth and while they explored the waves again, we walked up a track. And came across little fantails who were very entertaining

Afterwards we made a quick stop at the Brunner Mine disaster site and this is definitely a place a want to go back to and spend a bit more time there