Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Holiday week-end.

Here in New Zealand this last week-end has been a public holiday (Labour Week-end), the last long week-end for the year before Christmas. Caravan clubs throughout the country would have been holding rallies with Wellington Caravan Club holding their 60th Birthday rally with a joint rally with Wairarapa, and our club, Heretaunga all joining in the birthday bash. The chosen venue was Bridge Lodge at Otaki just 70km North of Wellington. This camp site used to be a retreat for the Wellington City Mission, an non denominational church group helping those less fortunate.

IMG_4971Taken at the 60th birthday celebration. Don't often see a photo of us both together

The weather wasn’t that great but it is only early Spring. This didn’t dampen the proceedings especially meeting up with old friends from other clubs who we hadn’t seen for 6 or 7 years. Saturday night was the celebratory birthday dinner where the Wellington Club supplied an ample quantity of beer and wine. Sunday night was of course the big game that bought New Zealand to a stand still with everybody focusing on a TV set somewhere or other. We were no different with most of us assembled in the hall in front of a large TV to watch the All Blacks triumph over the French.

IMG_4975Another camp? No not really, just our friends Geoff and Eileen’s home in Otaki

Monday morning came around all too fast and after morning tea it was time to say our farewells with some members having to travel 1 or 2 hundred kilometre’s to get home. We only travelled about 2km’s to the other side of Otaki to friends Geoff and Eileen’s property where we stayed the night along with club members Robin and Jenny. Rather than travel in the heavy home bound traffic our plan is to travel back to Wellington today (Tuesday) in more relaxed conditions.

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