14.06.10 NZ - Queenstown just enjoying it
We've been here 3 weeks now and have been travelling just shy of one month and whilst I miss my gorgeous family, cats and my friends I am having a lovely time. We have only 2 days left in Pinewood lodge and I can hardly wait to move into our new place. With my job lined up it is Adam who is soldiering on to get one sorted. As I write he is at a second interview for a place in town called Searle Lane Social. It is a bar not a working men's club just in case you were wondering. Fingers crossed.
On June 11th Adam and I went to a small village called Arrowtown. It was originally mainly inhabited as a Goldfield and a lot of Chinese men lived in this town panning for gold. The photos you see are of the Chinese settlement, the mud huts that they lived in and also the original buildings in the town, 60 of these original buildings are still standing today. We also had a bit of a wander and ended up down a winding mud path which led to an artists house. The art was fab and the lady was so friendly it felt befitting of the day. We ended with a warm mug of mulled wine and a toast to my beautiful June Nanny on her would be birthday.
On June 12th we got up at 6am to watch the footie. We had to walk into town to the pub while the stars were still out and it was pitch black. Adam enjoyed 3 pints of Guinness for breakfast. Just a top up following going to bed at 2am the night before absolutely steaming! LOL
After going back to bed for a nice nap we went for a walk up to the top of where the skyline gondola lands. It was not the most beautiful of walks as it was just through woodland but we saw a load of mushrooms on the way up. As we got higher it got noticeably colder all the time until we saw our first bit of snow on the walk. At the top the views were incredible though as always the pictures do not do the views and the whole ambience of the place any justice.
We also went on the Luge, not quite like in the Olympics, much more fun. There were 2 tracks, the scenic and the advanced. We got our piccys taken but it was so cold, I think u can tell that just by looking at our faces on the chairlift!
That's about the lot. We've been boarding a couple of times but I fell of the lift twice and my leg has been sore and bruised for a few days. Back on the mountain tomorrow and if anyone knocks me over then I'm afraid I'm going to have to show some true British fighting spirit and knock them out!