Sunday, November 12, 2017

Our annual fun games weekend at Katikati Naturist Park

This year was the best ever attendance at this event. Over 50 members enjoyed a fun-filled weekend of socialising, fun activities and plenty of food.
We started out the main activities on Saturday morning with morning tea and then the games began. The forecast was for heavy rain in the afternoon so we put plan B into force and opted for indoor games. Even without the rain it would have been too cold outside although we added mini-golf to the games which could be played between showers
The indoor games played were pool (8 ball), darts, table tennis and Wii ten-pin bowling. This was a game that only a few had played before, but which most people had a go at.

Some even got hooked and tried out the tennis and basketball with mixed success. We played all doubles with the other games, as with up to 20 players wanting to take part, we would have run out of time for singles. The members all helped with the running of the draws, which meant that by happy hour, all the games were completed and everyone knew everyone! Afternoon tea was served while the games were being played.
Happy hour turned into a pot luck dinner with plenty of food for all. After dinner we had a quiz, which certainly tested the knowledge of everyone present.
On Sunday morning, the All Blacks were playing France. As Katikati Naturist Park now has Sky TV hooked up, many people wanted to see the game live on the big screen. So we served a continental breakfast before the game and hot savouries at half time.

After the game (which in case you didn't know, NZ won) we served a cooked brunch of bacon, eggs, hash browns and baked beans.Then it came to the prize giving - not just for the winners of the games but for everyone for attending. So no-one went home empty-handed.
This rounded off another very successful event for the Bay of Plenty Naturist group and we would like to thank Tom and Ami from KNP for hosting us for this event. We will be back again next November to repeat this annual event.

Winter activities

During the winter, we had monthly hot pool nights in Tauranga with a two course meal and swim. These nights have become very successful with over 40 members soaking up the warm water and ambiance of the location. The chatter is continual throughout the 4 hour period we have the use of the pool for.
These nights are a good way to introduce people to the naturist lifestyle and will continue into 2018 on a monthly basis.

We have also held a spa and movie night in Tauranga in July which was an enjoyable way to spend a mid-winter evening. The spa was welcome as was the roaring fire!
The movie shown was 'Oddball' a true story set in southern Victoria in Australia about a Maremma dog which protected penguins on an offshore island from marauding foxes. It was a great family, feel-good movie with a bit of comedy thrown in for good measure.

Opoutere beach weekend

Just catching up on events for the middle part of 2017.
We spent a successful, well attended weekend at Opoutere beach in February.The weather was good and members spent most of the time body boarding and swimming. Some went walking along the 5km beach wearing not much more than a sunhat, while others went fishing with limited success.
The happy hour went into a shared BBQ followed by more dusk fishing or chatter in the mild evening.
It was a great get together at a great location.