As we pulled the caravan into the driveway at rural Otaki, it was rather like a moment of déjà-vue. We had previously stayed at this property (in the caravan) for 3 months while we waited for our new home to be built. With cow paddocks on one side, and a commercial rhubarb growing enterprise on the other, it really does seem to be in the heart of rural farm life. But in reality, it is only a a couple of minutes drive to the Otaki shops on SH1.
We were heading south for a weekend caravan club rally at a little further along SH1 at Paekakariki, and had planned to go a day early – just because we could. Instead, said Geoff and Eileen, why not stay the night here? So we did, thanks very much. The weather is glorious, lovely blue skies and nice and warm – perhaps Spring is not too far away? Whatever the weather, it is always great to catch up with our caravan buddies, we are looking forward to a great weekend.