We were in no great hurry to leave Ashburton as we had a few chores to attend to and we wanted to call into Village RV, the Autotrail dealership.
Meeting Allan King, the Sales Consultant at Village RV and having a long chat proved quite productive. He asked us if we could email him any information on problems we had encountered since taking ownership of the Arapaho. Also what sort of things should he be looking at in the way of spare parts. I’m sure we can enlighten him on quite a few matters.
We eventually arrived in Geraldine and found our camp site. We were actually the last of our group to arrive but there has been a steady flow of new arrivals all afternoon. This camp is probably the best we have encountered so far and we plan to spend a few days here as it’s very central to quite a few places of interest.
After lunch we ventured back into town just 10 minutes down the road. Dot and Jenny were then dropped off at a lace museum while Robin and I visited the Geraldine Vintage Car and Machinery Museum. We could have spent a lot longer there but we had arranged to pick up Dot and Jenny by 4pm. Both museums had plenty of amazing exhibits, well worth the visits.
There are not very many Singers around these days.1954 Morris Minor with a 1948 Morris Eight series "E"RNZAF David Brown tractor.1950 Vauxhall Wyvern and a 1942 Fordson vanThe machinery shed at Geraldine Car and Machinery Museum.International Gypsy Wagon.And the interior of the Gypsy Wagon.Who said Motorcycle Hearses were a new thing? This one is a Harley Davidson.
At 4.30pm everybody in camp was invited over to the owners house for drinks and nibbles or 4 zzz’s as we know it. There are two other vehicles of interest in camp, an Autotrail Savannah and an Ultima fifth wheeler which I hope to get a closer look at tomorrow.