I think flat point is a surf break, just ignore that this is the only map on the net that shows the key towns and would let me cheekily borrow it!
Martinborough is a little village of just 1300 people, encircled by 30 vineyards. Random piece of information, the street plan of Martinborough is laid out in the shape of the union jack with the square at the centre. My parents are down White Rock Road, out in the countryside.
The beautiful misty hills
The quirky Italianate makeover of the Martinborough Town Hall
The view from the Square, Martinborough to the iconic Martinborough Hotel
Hotel over to the square - twice a year, the first weekend in Feb and March the Martinborough fair takes over the square and all the side streets; then in November there is Toast Martinborough, the wine festival that incorporates all the wineries round town - great fun!
The main street coming into town towards the hotel and square. The first shop on the right is a homewares lifestyle shop, its where my Mumma cut her teeth before opening her own shop April 07, around the corner on the left; I am pleased to report she is loving it and doing very well. Mint at Martinborough
North Wairarapa - the pretty Gladstone Church
North Wairarapa - the Castlepoint light house
Castle point - taken from the lighthouse looking down at the bay where the fishermen go out; I loved going here as a kid, its one of the few Wairarapa beaches you can safely swim from.
Hau Nui Wind farm - up behind my parents property
A bit more atmospheric mist
I love driving the back roads from Martinborough to Masterton - so pretty
Farm country - turned......
....wine country - Martinborough is famous for its pinot noir, my parents have a hobby organic vineyard; alot of work for a hobby, but great wine.
Home - it sure makes a girl homesick, especially as winter sets in here in London.