After our week-end away it was time to head back to the Hutt Valley where appointments were made with our Chiropractor and I had a special meeting to attend at the Petone Club. I had applied for membership and had been accepted and Tuesday night was to be the mass induction of about 100 new members.
The meeting was hosted by the Club President who outlined the club rules and introduced the various members responsible for running various adjuncts within the club. Dancing, Darts, Snooker, Billiards, Soccer, Rugby, Indoor and Outdoor Bowls, Golf, Diving and Cards are all on offer but my interest when we finally cease roaming was fishing. The club owns a bach or lodge in Makara where fisherman can rent it for a week-end. It comes fully equipped with boat, nets and other paraphernalia.
The club which was started in 1878 also boasts the largest private library in the country which came about from early days when members wanted to improve the education of their families. After presentation of membership cards there was an ample supply of supper and drinks for the new members to savour whilst chatting with other members, new and old.
Wednesday morning and it was time to hit the road once more. This time via Porirua to visit my mother. As it was such a lovely day we decided to give Ngatitoa Domain another try. Last time we were here it was extremely windy and not a pleasant stay. Time will tell. Arriving on site we found 4 other motorhomes and a caravan already in residence with another 3 arriving later.