May 292019

Torre Del Mar Camping. May 13th to 17th. Hosts Tony and Anne Child.

60361520_10156371566687149_1946659223576248320_nThis rally was in Andalucía which is a long drive for many of the members. The location of the site is superb, across the road from the beach and 5 minutes from the town. We had 13 vans in total with 3 visitors from the UK. We welcomed 2 new members Isabel and David Gibson. As is becoming the norm a few vans arrived a day early and most of us went for a pre rally meal in the town.

The meet and greet started at 4.30 in beautiful sunshine, the hosts had laid on a buffet and a brilliant chilli with rice plus plenty of beer and wine. It was after 10pm when the last ralliers returned to their vans, many slightly inebriated.

We split into two groups on Tuesday, those that had scooters went up into the mountains and stopped for a coffee at a bar overlooking a lake, see picture. The rest of us walked along the sea front and then walked back through the town so we ladies could get some retail therapy.

On Wednesday we stayed on the campsite and had a petanque competition which was won by me, Louise Hanson with Phil Gibbs, never came anywhere near in the past so we were both shocked but happy. We also had a tabletop sale and used the time to do the van quizzes. One which was hand drawn pictures of war films that had to be guessed, this was won by John and Louise Hanson, me again. The other van quiz was a cryptic quiz to identify UK towns which was won by Den and Jen Morgan

Thursday morning gave us ladies another chance for retail therapy on the local market which was only a 5 minute walk from the campsite. In the afternoon we got together at a bar on the beach which had live music by a brilliant band. The day was rounded off with another quiz which was won by, Bob and Pauline Horan, Ann and Peter Harrison and Anne Child.

All too soon it was Friday, we got together in the morning for a coffee and the prize giving, lots of hugs and goodbyes until next time.

Some photos from this months rally here.