Apr 252019

Euro Camping, Oliva    14th – 18th April.

57129658_10156304350737149_6616742469218336768_nA busier rally this month with 17 vans and as usual we welcomed visitors from UK groups. We had one van from the West Country group, Alan Roe, one from Anglia, John and Irene Taylor and one from Lancashire, Harry and Marie Stothard.  Our secretary Sandra Piddock was unable to attend as she was in the UK

As is becoming usual some of us arrived a day early, 9 vans arrived on the 13th and went out for a pre-rally meal together at a local restaurant.

The campsite was next to the beach so before the meet and greet some of us took the dogs for a walk on the beach to cool down as it was a very hot day. It was lovely to see our Chairman, Mike Bendall back with us to open the Rally. The meet and greet started and 4pm where our hosts Doreen and Tony Mills and Co hosts Lou and John Hanson put on a fantastic buffet. As usual we also had plenty of beer and wine to cool us down which we continued to consume well into the evening while we caught up on each other’s news.

On Monday we split into groups, the scooter owners drove down to Gandia harbour for a coffee, the push bikes went to Kiko port, for a coffee and the walkers took the dogs for a walk on the beach and a swim in the sea, returning to the campsite bar for a coffee. Then we all met up back at the vans to chill out for the afternoon/evening.  The following day 32 of us went back to the local restaurant for the rally meal which was superb. We had 3 courses and a wine or beer for 11€ each and the service was excellent. Following this we returned to the vans to continue partying.

After a lazy week, on Wednesday we got together for a Petanque competition which was won by Mac Morris and Brenda Balshaw. We had lunch together around the hosts vans then had a general knowledge quiz and a raffle.  As rain was forecast for the following day we brought forward the prize giving which was planned for Thursday morning outdoors. The van quiz was won by Mike and Sue Garfield and the general knowledge was won by the Dingbats (Brian Kennedy, Margaret Rivers and Tony & Doreen Mills).

Luckily it was dry on Thursday morning so we were able to say leisurely goodbyes before setting off home.

Some photos in this months gallery.