December 1, 2013 … a trip in time

After a pleasantly relaxed morning, Lunch in Arrowtown seemed like a splendid idea.

1956 Chevy truck

Beautifully restored classic in Arrowtown

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.

Arrowtown cemetery

Tales of loss and grief. The Chinese cemetery is elsewhere

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.

Weather on the Remarkables

They are well named

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.

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About wysiwygpurple

Retirement suits me well. I spend much of my time out making pictures, or at home organizing and refining my pictures. This blog provides me with a platform from which I can indulge my passion for improving my photography and at the same time analyze my thoughts about what I have seen, where I have been and what is happening in my life. My images set out to be honest, but that does not mean I have not adjusted them. I use software to display what I saw though the viewfinder to best advantage. My preference is for landscape and nature, and is mostly centred around my hometown of Wellington, New Zealand.
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