Saturday, January 08, 2005

out of bounds bach

We have spent the last week sanding and painting our new bach. My sister-in-law arrived to describe it as “the ends of the earth.” An out of bounds bach, a place of peace and retreat.

We also brought it as a place for me to write. And these views are sort of inspirational aren’t they?

To see first the view from the bedroom window and second, the view out of the lounge window (both over 25K).

Bedroom view


Lounge room view


Posted by steve at 09:19 AM


  1. What’s a “bach”? That’s a word we don’t use in the U.S. of A. unless we’re talking about a dead baroque composer.

    Is it like a vacation cottage or something?

    By the way, I like the views.

    Comment by Kevin Rector — January 8, 2005 @ 9:46 am

  2. Congratulations! How could you sand and paint with views like that? We just built a deck at our place, but we did it in the rain, so the views were nothing to speak of!

    Comment by tim — January 8, 2005 @ 12:58 pm

  3. Kevin, “yes” it’s a holiday type home – a large cabin in this case.I hope that’s a fair description Steve. That’s what I thought when I saw it 😉

    Comment by Paul Fromont — January 8, 2005 @ 6:53 pm

  4. Hey Kevin, it’s pronounced “batch”. When I lived in New Zealand, I got regularly confused by words. I wonder one time someone told me to grab my togs. I sat in my room listing through the possibilities: my sweater (no, a jumper), a packed lunch?, some buttons?

    Hey Steve, aren’t baches on the south island called cribs?

    Comment by Lisa — January 8, 2005 @ 9:01 pm

  5. Holiday cottages in the Canterbury/Nelson/Marlborough/Westland provinces in the South Island are called baches.
    Holiday cottages in Otago and Southland provinces in the South Island are called cribs.
    It’s basically a matter of how south you are determines which name is used!!??

    Comment by Jan — January 8, 2005 @ 9:08 pm

  6. Thanks Jan. You can imagine how confused I was when an adult told me they were off to their crib!

    Comment by Lisa — January 9, 2005 @ 2:25 pm

  7. Let’s just say Steve has got a cool-as bach…looks like Middle-Earth to me…lol. Lucky man.

    Comment by Jon L — January 9, 2005 @ 10:49 pm

  8. Now I want to see a picture of the bach!

    Comment by Kevin Rector — January 11, 2005 @ 5:01 am

  9. Umm
    We deliberately photographed the view – the bach itself (outside) is of slightly rumpty-disposition! (isn’t it Paul!)

    But inside – hey – great now
    And the views are FANTASTIC

    Just back we are happily refreshed, and sweltering in 30+ degree heat (in the 90s fahrenheit)


    Comment by me — January 17, 2005 @ 5:35 pm

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