Holidays – Arrowtown

Its been a while since I’ve posted anything, mainly because of a combination of factors- a frantic rush to get figures finished, a trip to NZ’s South Island and the preparations involved in selling our house.

Whilst my intention is that this should be a wargaming blog I wonder if a few pictures of beautiful NZ scenery might capture some interest. No wargaming content I’m afraid, Arrrowtown is an historic early settlement that grew up in the Otago goldrush not a place where arrows are made!

My wife and I flew into Christchurch on an early Monday morning and then drove the 6 odd hours to Arrowtown through some lovely country with easy driving and sparsely populated roads. We stayed at Millbrook Golf Resort ( another lovely place where I managed to get some time to thrash a little white ball around). The plan was just to relax and chill out and visit a few wineries.

I’m not sure about Bee Gees, but I’ve come to realise that I’m a G man – Golf, Gaming, Gardening and Grapes man

First stop – Aoraki or Mount Cook, overlooking Lake Pukaki

Aoraki

Aoraki

Aoraki overlooking Lake Pukaki

Aoraki overlooking Lake Pukaki

Then through the Lindis Pass separating North Otago from Central Otago

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Clearly the last picture shows real life Stilfor tufts! (see wargaming content after all!)

Next on to Arrowtown and Millbrook Resort -Now who says golf is boring, how’s this for a sight?

Millbrook

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Millbrook

Millbrook

With apologies to Benny Hill …”And he drove the fastest golf cart in the South…..”

 

Not all golfers look like Tiger

Not all golfers look like Tiger

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Arrowtown main street

Arrowtown main street

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The wineries

Peregrine Winery

Peregrine Winery

heaven

Heaven!

More to follow…….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A Welsh wargamer living in NZ
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