The highlight of the year 2013 was the visit of our partners from Rudesheim.
Around 30 arrived during the day and evening on Wednesday 5th June staying until the following Monday 10th June. Their visit was filled with a lot of different activities, please keep reading to see all that we managed to cram into such a short trip!
Thursday 6th June We had a guided tour of the RNLI headquarters in Poole with Lunch at a nearby Pub.
To find out more about the RNLI please see their website www.rnli.org
Friday 7th JuneMorning : Official Welcome by the Mayor of Swanage Afternoon : Traditional Dorset Cream Tea
Saturday 8th JuneFree time with guests and their hosts
Sunday 9th JuneDaytime : Free time with guests and their hosts Evening : Fish & Chip Supper and Farewell Party
Monday 10th JuneDeparture of visitors During the periods of free time our guests have the opportunity to meet up informally with their hosts and other Swanage Association members for drinks, visits and other activities.
Over the years these times have become highly valued as during them visitors and hosts, particularly newer members, can get to know each other. For others these times are valued occasions for strengthening the bonds of friendships made during earlier visits both in Rudesheim and Swanage