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Sunday, March 22, 2009

Paraparaumu on the Coast

Another weekend – another caravan rally.  This time we travelled up to the Kapiti Holiday Park, at Paraparaumu, on the Kapiti Coast.  Paraparaumu was originally home to small Maori communities clustered along the beaches, which probably explains the  Maori meaning of the name  “scraps from an earth oven”.   After the European settlers arrived, stagecoaches  used the beaches as roads.  These days, Paraparaumu is the fastest growing town in the Wellington area.

DSCF0887 This motor camp boasts “separate facilities for each site”, which are housed in a shed at the rear of each site.  The facilities are certainly not 5 star, a little run down, but are quite adequate for a weekend away, and private for each caravan. 

DSCF0881 Our private facilities

Five caravans and one campervan enjoyed the weekend away.  We experienced lovely warm sunshine on Saturday, followed by heavy rain, then a chilly Sunday. As we are now officially into Autumn, no wonder the weather is turning cooler.

DSCF0879 Caravans on site

After the men had cooked the BBQ meal on Saturday evening, we walked a short distance to the home of fellow caravanners .   We all took along our contributions for shared desserts.  What a lovely assortment we had, everything from fruit salad, trifle, flans, rhubarb crumble and cheese and biscuits.   Then Robin played the slide-show presentation of “25 Happy Years” to our caravan friends.  Included in this were slides of the different caravans and cars we have owned over the years. 

DSCF0885 Decadent Desserts

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