Saying goodbye to our ICA friends, we left Hastings to drive down to Dannevirke for our caravan club rally. The fog/mist was rather thick and we could barely see a thing for a while. It always seems rather spooky to me driving in these conditions.
Bill and Val were travelling with us and we arranged to stop at Waipawa for lunch. Brrrm, brrm, a large group of motor bikes drove into town and parked up. They were on a trip to Porangahau they said, and were waiting for the latecomers to catch up. This strange beast certainly was worth admiring, part car, part bike, obviously a one-off.
What is this?
Parked up for lunch
Well fed and watered, we continued on our way. There was snow on the top of the Ruahine Ranges, sparkling in the winter sunshine, always a lovely sight to see.
There's snow on those hills
We arrived at Dannevirke Motor Camp in the mid afternoon. The camp is way down a long drive, we passed an aviary, and there were deer in one of the nearby paddocks. This camp in situated in a dell and can get rather chilly, luckily we were all on power sites for the weekend. Report at the office, the sign said – that caused a little consternation as the office used to be part of the house at the top of the drive, but was nowhere to be seen. We found out that the office is now situated in the camp ground – you can tell it’s been a while since our last visit here.
At Dannevirke Camp Ground
It was great to catch up with everyone again. There was a lot planned for the following day, Saturday, including a mystery trip, wonder where we will end up? Sounds like fun.
Sitting outside the kitchen area