What nicer way to finish off our weekend away with our caravan friends at Himatangi than an evening meal at the local Cossie Club Restaurant. It was just a 5 minute stroll along the sand covered footpaths down by the beach. Luckily we had made a booking for our group as the place was very full. At least, we thought we had made a booking, but where was the “Reserved” sign? “Take that table”, we were told. But it was set for 8 and there were 10 of us. “No problem, just pull a couple of extra chairs up”, the cook told us. So we did, and then had to take 2 extra sets of cutlery from the adjacent table. It all worked out in the end, but we thought the planning was very casual.
The menu was quite extensive, which made it difficult for people like me who have trouble deciding. In the end the scallops won, with several people deciding on them. Other choices at our table were a couple of huge hamburgers, bangers and mash, and chicken. The meals were very generously sized, so generous that only one couple could manage a dessert after their big meal, which they shared.
Feeling rather replete we all wandered back up the road to the Motor Camp, and met in our caravan for a cuppa. Peter and Elaine kept us entertained with a slide show of their recent trip to China, played through our TV. Peter kept up a very interesting commentary as he showed us digital photos of Tiananmen Square, and the Forbidden City. We saw shots of the Great Wall, and the Buried Army, boat trips, and a bullet train ride. So much to see and do, in such a huge and interesting country, and they had a wonderful trip. It was a lovely way to conclude our evening.