The last day and it was damp and cool for a change. Enough for the hood to be kept up for a while. The driver's briefing consisted of walking around Marama Resort and talking to individual groups as they finished breakfast in their luxurious units, or packed up their cars. We find that the AA had been called out to help get a poorly presidential MGB back to Auckland that day. Vicky would travel with Cindy and Geoff would travel back home via hire car instead.
People started to depart shortly thereafter. The BOP group turned to the east, but the rest turned west and headed around the lake. Some managed to get to the Mamaku Blue blueberry farm that was mentioned in the trip book. It was maybe fortunate that not everyone made it as the few staff on duty so early in the morning had trouble keeping up with the orders.
After morning tea, it was back on the road to our lunch destination, Kaimai Cheese Company, in Waharoa, which had been organised by Sue Martin. For a time we were in a convoy of several MGAs and MGBs. Some nice Waikato backcountry roads had been plotted but one MGB, with an entourage of two MGAs, took the short GPS-plotted route instead.
The cheese factory café was quite busy but several tables were reserved for us. Coffee was available immediately, and the food orders were taken quickly.
The MG'ers were abuzz with the weekend's events, and the conversations flowed around the room.
It was then off on the main highway back to Auckland with rain in the air and a deepening gloom. The GPS group stopped off for ice creams in Pokeno but the majority headed directly home, not wanting to get tangled up in motorway traffic.