Camping Javea 9th to 13th. September. Hosted by The Committee.
Seventeen vans attended of which 4 were visitors from the UK. As is becoming the norm a few vans arrived a day early and we had a pre rally get together around
the meet and greet area.
The meet and greet started at 4.00 pm on Monday in beautiful sunshine, the hosts had laid on an extensive buffet which was accompanied by lots of beer and wine. The socialising continued until 10pm as members were catching up from the 2 month gap since the last rally.
We split into 3 groups on Tuesday; those that had scooters went off together. Another group went off on bikes and the rest of us most who had dogs walked down to the port of Javea. Unfortunately on the way back the heavens opened and we were drenched, it was the start of the stormy weather that the Costas experienced which was the worst weather for over 100 years. In the afternoon the sun came out and again we got together to share news. In the evening we had the group meal at a local restaurant.
Wednesday morning was the AGM which finished at 11.30. Petanque was planned for the afternoon but was cancelled due to expected rain. In the evening we got together in a function room for Bingo, Quizzes and Fantastic music from Andy Harding one of our members.
Thursday was a free day; we woke up to torrential rain which continued all morning. A few members left as they were worried about flooding at their properties. In the evening we went for a meal in the campsite restaurant to celebrate Mike and Jan Bendalls 55th wedding anniversary. The group had secretly arranged a card and cake which the restaurant presented.
All too soon it was Friday, a few more left but some of us stayed on as roads and motorways were closed for anyone going South of Alicante.
In spite of the weather we had a brilliant rally, lots of fun, lots of socialising and a bit of vino.