After a pleasantly relaxed morning, Lunch in Arrowtown seemed like a splendid idea.
If you are in Arrowtown, I heartily recommend “The Postmaster’s Residence” for delightful meals. Chef Sam Laycock puts real imagination into his menu, and the dishes delivered live up to their promise. They have a great wine list as well. Anyway, we were enjoying our lunch when a beautifully restored Chevrolet truck (about 1956) pulled up opposite. Though I took some straight shots, I had to give it the “Back to the Future” treatment.
We wandered up the hill after lunch to the cenotaph which offers a nice view over the town and from there across to the old cemetery, and looked at the many tales of tragedy … a family that lost three infants in a week for example. The wind was rising, and weather was coming in from the South. Snow was predicted down to 600 metres.
One of the back roads back to Lake Hayes gave a commanding view of the Northern face of the Remarkables. The weather sweeping along those ridges sent chills through me.
Today we go through Cromwell and Clyde.