Sunday, November 22, 2015

Fun and games at Katikati Naturist Park

Heavy rain, gale force winds and a massive thunderstorm didn’t deter nearly 50 people from attending the fun and games weekend at KNP last weekend. This was a fantastic event, made all the better by the camaraderie of the members with most participating in the games. 

Because of the weather, we had to revert to plan B and hold all the games indoors, apart from the mini-golf which was played between showers. But the strong gusty wind certainly added a different dimension to the mini-golf, blowing the balls around and even affecting the table tennis which was played in the gazebo! Many of the members present tried out two new games – Wii 10-pin bowling and Wii archery, and despite many not playing them before, a lot said it was more fun that playing the real 10-pin bowling. The draughts and pool were both contests of concentration and at one stage we thought that we would be there all night! But we got most of the games finished before happy hour on Saturday. 

Then the dinner – wow! No-one ever goes hungry at a BOP Naturists pot luck dinner! After dinner, the ‘Quirky Quiz’ had people guessing the “What came next?’ questions.

All in all the weekend was a huge success and everyone went home with a prize as well as many happy memories and new friends. 

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Winter activities

Its always difficult to find activities that include naturism over the winter months, but BOP Naturists have been enjoying some fun times nevertheless.

Over the winter months, we held several film nights. Movies we have watched were 'Changeling', 'The 100 year old man who climbed out the window and disappeared', 'Those Magnificent Men and their Flying Machines' and Stephen King's 'Misery' on Halloween.

In September, we went to the Classic Flyers Museum in Tauranga for lunch. It was very interesting to go through the (world class) Classic Flyers Museum, to see up-close the magnificent machines that fly.
Of particular interest were the Catalina and the Heron, and the many and varied machines that have had a part to play in all of our lives - whether we appreciate this fact or not. The food at the café was pretty good too.
Inside the Heron - very narrow!
NAC Heron

After the museum, we spent a lovely warm afternoon outside in our private backyard with a few drinks, socialising and soaking in the spa. After a light dinner, we watched the movie ‘Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines’ which was a real hoot, despite most of us having already seen it many years ago.

Once daylight saving was in force, we had an afternoon spa, followed by a BBQ and movie ('Misery') at our place. It was a great afternoon of relaxation and was made even better by some of the group staying overnight and getting up at 5am to watch the All Blacks win the 2015 Rugby World Cup! This was followed by a champagne breakfast, which helped to celebrate our win.