So while I am swanning around at Taupo Rob headed off to see her cousins in Matamata. I think she found a new lease on life once she threw her leg over this beautiful Milwaukee machine, a famous Harley Davidson. Hell she suits it!
Route 66 here we come.....
Seriously these bikes are all classic, retro and state of the art in one beautiful package.
Talk about living the dream, that's what her cousins seem to be thriving on.
Rob and I left Tauranga early, had breakfast at the famous 'Sweet Rose Cafe' in Tokoroa (you need to do that...) then on to Taupo for the golf.
We arrived early, checked out Huka falls then got to the course and sussed out the protocols and rules etc. Actually nice people, relaxed atmosphere and very nice facilities.
Everything easy, no stress until you hit that first ball and then the stress is all self induced as was mine....
Rob played well. I played NOT well but enjoyed the entire experience despite being crook and trying to cough up my bloody lungs!
At the end of the 4 hours round (with carts) we sat on the balcony of the club house and had a nice late lunch like a couple of spoilt brats.
Rob with cart 15
Bit hard to see here but the elevated tees are a feature at Wairaki as is sand. Strange little beaches all over the course. We checked most of them out....
Beautiful setting with a a St Andrews like stone bridge.
Not long after this on another hole we were surprised with the appearance of a beautiful proud deer that appeared out of the surrounding bush and proceeded to graze on the low hanging leaves of one of the trees later we saw a group of four. Of course Wairaki is not only a golf course its a wild life sanctuary.
The Huka falls stop. Later that day a young guy went down these falls on a body board. A really crazy guy. This is seriously dangerous water. There is a Youtube video.
A great way to get your mind focused and enjoy a little countryside quiet between blasts!
My target is stapled on to the board at the end of the range where the white arrow is pointing.
Got a lot to learn.
This is a range in the hills of Taupo.
In case you are wondering what that nifty little orange flag is about well it tells other shooters at a glance that the gun is unloaded. Good to know that especially when walking down range to check your target patterns.