It’s a long way to Himatangi for our weekend caravan club rally. Especially as our journey took us via Flat Hills, Ohakune, Taupo and Rangiwahia before arriving at the camp - a total of 613kms.
Staying at Himatangi Beach Motor Camp
We arrived on Thursday in time for a late lunch, and being the first to arrive, had the pick of the sites. And why not extend the weekend an extra day if we can?
All alone so far
Geoff and Eileen arrived a little later, followed by Selwyn and Cath. So that was a total of three vans for the Thursday arrivals .A pleasant 4zees was spent in Geoff and Eileen’s van, having a good catch up and plenty to talk about.
Three of us arrived on Thursday
Friday morning dawned sunny and breezy and we started off the day with the obligatory Morning Tea. Once again there was plenty to talk about, such as New Zealand winning the America’s Cup and wondering what changes, if any, would be made to the rules. Conversation turned to the pros and cons of purchasing a caravan mover to make life easier to getting the van on site at home. Other members starting trickling into camp in the afternoon and we soon had a good turnout, including new prospective members Dave and Jennie with their dog Mason. A free day with 4zees taking place at the appropriate time.
Hello to Mason
We were delighted when Camp Manager delivered a plate of still warm from the oven freshly baked cookies for us all for Saturday Morning Tea. I caught up with Rueben later in the day and thanked him, and he mentioned that he had been an Army Cook for several years and certainly knew his way around an oven! Great one Rueben, much appreciated. Also appreciated was the use of the Events Room for our group to gather in.
Jandals decorating the fence around the ablution block
Later on we took a drive along the nearby Himatangi Beach, dodging the huge amount of driftwood piled up on the sand. Tiny wavelets rushed to shore, beach bikes were driving up and down, some people were walking their dogs, while others, like us, were happy to sit and reflect for a while for a while.