Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Hanging around til kayak school - Westport

We went through Murchison (where we would come back to do kayak school) to go do an "easy" hike called Charming Creek Walkway. How can you go wrong with a name like that?!

Indeed it was charming. It follows an abandoned train track. I am fond of trains. It leads to the abandoned coal mine! There's lots of cool abandoned stuff along the 6 hour trail to have a look at.

Caryn at the first train tunnel to hike through.

Photo with flash.

A long suspension bridge to cross.

This is just beautiful. It's quite big in real life.

This little bird was so neat. We stood verrry still and it curiously poked about near us for quite a long time. It seemed interested in us.

Yellow orange black wall

Yeah, so no pics of the coal mine or any stuff along the way, but it was sweet. And charming.

Love you!


  1. Looks so so beaut. Makes me want to go into nature.

    At this moment I am watching Millionaire Matchmaker. Which makes me want to snuggle under a blanket and watch it alll day.

    Have le tres fun in India!!!!

    Can't wait to hear about it and see pics!

    Loveeeee you!!


  2. Dad and I cycled through tunnels much like that along the old train route to the Hoover Dam! So cool.

    This inspires me to go outside as well. Everyone is talking about the forecast here - it's supposed to be +15 early next week!


  3. Exquisite waterfall -- lovely, lovely photos.

    We've told Grandma that we are going to her place for Easter... Ken, Rachael and I. ... wonder if the bunny will come... And we hope to see your dad, Kath, and Em there, too. It'll be funny without you, Ali and Caryn. Love, Pat

  4. You guys are charming!!! And I love your pics. Reading Pat's post about going to grandma's for Easter reminds me of going to the farm and hiding eggs, and forgetting to find one until 9 years later when Grandma moved to town. Just thought I'd throw that in there. Gorgeous photos...the waterfall reminds me of one in the States...S. Dakota or Wyoming??? can't remember. have fun! xoxox