Monday, February 28, 2011

Opoutere Beach campout

In February, BOP Naturists met at Opoutere Beach for a campout, with twenty campervans or tents arriving at the camping ground for a sunny weekend at the beach. The only negative was we had to be dressed in the campground, but that was a small price to pay for the wonderful naturist beach through the trees. Some walked the 5.5km to the north end rocks and back, some lazed a few hundred metres from the beach access and Margaret fished at the estuary mouth and within 5 minutes had caught a kahawai – all au naturel. We returned to camp for lunch, then some went back to the beach, while some relaxed. Everyone was given a challenge – a ‘shell search’, looking for shells shown on a chart. They then had to name them from a list. Lyn collected the most shells, while Chris got the most names correct. Happy hour ran into a BBQ (thanks again Chris for bringing one) and that ran into a relaxing evening watching lightning flashing from a storm at sea. The next morning, most headed off to go fishing along the spit. Once there they staked their claim and stripped off with some having a swim in the calm estuary. Graham managed to catch a small kahawai but that was the extent of the fish caught. Others headed north for another swim and to relax. With a late checkout allowed, most left camp about 3pm Sunday. The weekend was so successful that I have already booked Opoutere campground for the same weekend next year.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Waikato Outdoor Society Mini-rally

Col and I had a great time at WOS for their mini-rally over the weekend. There was plenty to do, some new games to play and lots of great food and socialising. But the most popular place at the club was the pool, where we could all cool off as the humidity and heat took its toll.
This event is now well entrenched into the naturist calendar and we are looking forward to going again next year.