Monday, February 28, 2011
Opoutere Beach campout
In February, BOP Naturists met at Opoutere Beach for a campout, with twenty campervans or tents arriving at the camping ground for a sunny weekend at the beach. The only negative was we had to be dressed in the campground, but that was a small price to pay for the wonderful naturist beach through the trees. Some walked the 5.5km to the north end rocks and back, some lazed a few hundred metres from the beach access and Margaret fished at the estuary mouth and within 5 minutes had caught a kahawai – all au naturel. We returned to camp for lunch, then some went back to the beach, while some relaxed. Everyone was given a challenge – a ‘shell search’, looking for shells shown on a chart. They then had to name them from a list. Lyn collected the most shells, while Chris got the most names correct. Happy hour ran into a BBQ (thanks again Chris for bringing one) and that ran into a relaxing evening watching lightning flashing from a storm at sea. The next morning, most headed off to go fishing along the spit. Once there they staked their claim and stripped off with some having a swim in the calm estuary. Graham managed to catch a small kahawai but that was the extent of the fish caught. Others headed north for another swim and to relax. With a late checkout allowed, most left camp about 3pm Sunday. The weekend was so successful that I have already booked Opoutere campground for the same weekend next year.