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This is it! I've given up work -retired from the rat race and am about to start on a 10 year adventure, doing all those things I've been meaning to do but never had the time to do them. I've offloaded my responsibilities and it is now my time. So follow my adventures and see whether I actually manage anything!

Saturday, 3 November 2012


I am really enjoying the scenery in the South Island. There are numerous blue lakes and spectacular views of snow-capped mountains. It is true what they say about New Zealand that you can be ski-ing in the snow in the morning and water ski-ing in the afternoon. Travelling to Queenstown we stopped at an idyllic place for lunch with breathtaking views of the Sothern Alps.

I could have gazed at the views for hours but we needed to move. Our next stop was at Arrowtown, an old goldmining town. Some of the shops had the look of an old western movie.

There were even wanted posters around the town.



  1. Lovely photos, sounds like a great place to visit. I love the mountain scenery. Have a great weekend!

  2. you just have to put your head in there don't you. Scenery of mountains, lakes and spring time trees seem hard to beat

  3. Cute! I didn't make it to Arrowtown. Spent a night in Glenorchy (tip of the lake) my first visit there and did some horse riding...

    I wonder where you are now? I'm going to bet on Milford Sound!!! Unless you're skipping that in which case I'd guess Dunedin...

  4. I loved Arrowtown. Great shot of the mountains.

  5. Our campervan broke down at Arrowtown. Nice dying Kodak moment.


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