This year's world famous (in East Auckland) Christmas Lights run was organised by Club Captain Stephen, and was set to be a fantastic night to see the lights- dark skies from all the clouds, glistening roads from the rain, and a lovely backdrop of frequent lightning. Undeterred, we pressed on anyway.
We gathered at Mcdonalds Greenlane, causing a fair amount of disruption in the carpark even before we all turned on our Christmas lights. All the cars were fantastically decorated, it seemed everyone had put in a lot of effort.
We made it to the first two stops without incident (Sayes Close in East Tamaki and Fern Place in Beachlands), where the Minis were welcomed by delighted children of all ages. Fern Close was particularly dramatic, with frequent flashes of lightning all around.
As we left Fern Close the heavens opened, and we headed directly to Darren's house in Uldale Place to assess the damage. We decided to abandon the rest of the run as Darren's house had turned into an almighty water feature, all the Minis were leaking, and the Muries' Moke was doing a fair impression of a bathtub on wheels.
Thanks again to Stephen for arranging a most memorable run!