Nov 192018

Caravanning La Manga. 13th – 16th November. A few members arrived a day early and attended the Sunday morning remembrance day service organised by another UK organisation who have a winter rally on the site.

campsite22 vans attended the rally, 8 were visitors from groups around the UK. 2 vans from East Mids, 2 from IOW, 2 from West Sussex, 1 from NW Mids and NW and 1 from Severn Valley

The rally started on the Monday afternoon with an outdoor meet and greet which went on until very late and a lot of beer and wine was consumed.  Presentations were made for outgoing Rally Officers, Bob and Val Johnson and outgoing Treasurer Lynn Winter. For those that wanted to take part, the group split Tuesday morning, a group went out on Scooters, another on Cycles and another took a coastal dog walk .  Tuesday evening was quiz/raffle night which we managed to get a room for. A petanque competition was organised for Wednesday  morning  and an impromptu music session by our talented guitarists,  Andy Harding, Bob Johnson and Clive Winter filled our afternoon. In the evening we had a group meal in the campsite restaurant and I must add, the Spanish do excellent Steak pie, chips, peas and gravy. We were given a chance for a well needed rest on Thursday but had more entertainment in the evening from Andy Harding and our brilliant saxophone player, Geoff Balshaw. Fridays coffee morning included prize giving for the winners of the weeks activities. Everyone agreed in was a fantastic rally and thanked the hosts Tony and Doreen  Mills & Mac and Maggie Morris for putting on a brilliant agenda. Missing from this rally was our secretary and her husband Sandra and Tony Piddock who are currently in the UK with medical problems. We missed them and hope we see them soon

This was our last rally in 2018 so lots of hugs before we all departed although a few of us are going back to La Manga for Christmas week

A gallery of images from the rally are here.