Last week-end (21st – 23rd Jan) was Wellington Anniversary and we trotted off over the Rimutaka Hill to Opaki which is just North of Masterton. The reason for this was the Caravan & Camping NZ’s regional rally being held by the Wairarapa club.
The venue was the Opaki school which in association with the Miki Miki school date back to 1878. The latter was closed in 2003 and amalgamated with Opaki. The school was suitably equipped with a shower each for the men and ladies and adequate toilet blocks. The school hall was utilised during the evenings and only once had to be used on Sunday afternoon due to inclement weather. The remainder of our time was spent outside in the glorious sunshine.
The week-end passed only too quickly with games, quizzes, raffles, a blind auction where bids were placed on unknown objects and plenty of socialising with friends not seen very often. For those people so disposed, visits to the local wineries were arranged to taste the local fare and purchase some for later consumption. All in all a fun week-end.
The next Regional rally will be in 2014 and our club (Heretaunga) is the host so we will have to get our thinking caps on for a venue and organise some entertainment for the week-end.