Saturday was a big night out and our group of happy campers had booked tables for our evening meal at the Himatangi Beach Cossie Club. But that was only part of the evening’s entertainment. The Third Test between the All Blacks and Lions Rugby teams was taking place and after we had finished our meals, our group was split in two. Most of the men stayed behind in the club to watch the live game on Sky TV. Val is keen on a good game of rugby too so stayed behind with the blokes.
Keen rugby supporters – but where is Val?
The rest of us ladies walked the short distance back to camp and had our own big night out, viewing the film The Queen, starring Helen Mirren. The description read: “Diana the 'People's Princess' has died in a car accident in Paris. The Queen and her family decide that for the best, they should remain hidden behind the closed doors of Balmoral Castle. The heartbroken public do not understand and request that the Queen comforts her people. This also puts pressure on newly elected Tony Blair, who constantly tries to convince the monarchy to address the public”.
A very interesting film indeed, peppered with lots of news TV clips which we all remembered from this sad time.
While the ladies enjoyed watching our film, our spouses were not too happy at all when the Third Test resulted in a draw – instead of an outright win of the series as hoped.
The camp is a busy one and being so close to the beach the weekenders like to take their quad bikes down to play in the sand. Even though it is winter, a ride along the beach blows the cobwebs away, and over summer, the camp is a hive of activity as bike after bikes trundles down to the beach.
Off for a ride along the beach
Goodness knows what the camp cat thought when Derek took Honey out for a walk on her lead. The camp cat likes to sit up high on the fence and watch all the dogs go by, I was told, and now there was another cat in the motor camp. Honey didn’t really care at all. And she liked all the extra attention when manager Alice came to snap her photo to put on the Himatangi Beach Holiday Park Facebook page.
Derek with Honey
After our last Morning Tea of the weekend we packed up the vans and headed off to our respective homes, a short drive of 40km for us. The caravan was unpacked, the first load of laundry put in the washing machine, and the caravan slotted into it’s place around the back till the next time we go away.
Back home again
But what’s this? Look what happened while we were away. These are the same pair of brick letter boxes that were damaged a while ago –not our one, thank goodness. Now the brickies need to come back again for another repair job.
More letterbox damage