Christmas Day 2016

 Grant and Cheryl  are staying with us for a couple of weeks, and they bought their cat, Masey with them. She wasn’t very happy at first and explored with a very worried look on her face, but she has settled down now and is very good.

 

 

We drove to Coulandra  yesterday and had a delicious lunch on the beach. The beach is a great surfing beach, it had much better waves than Mooloolaba did that day.

Last night we had an E jetty party and met some very interesting people, especially Sandy and Tim who are living on a cat near us.  They have spent a few years living and cruising around the Solomon’s, Vanuatu, PNG, and New Caledonia and had many interesting stories to tell.

 

 

Dawn and Richard from the cat Por Dos were also there. We had met then a few nights ago when I hosted a Women Who Sail sundowner.

I went for a walk at 6.30 this morning and the beach was full of activity, people swimming, surfing, walking and paddle boarding.

 

 

Even the surf life gaurd had entered into the christmas spirit!

 

 

One of the joys of living in the Antipodes is that beaches have tables, chairs, shelters and barbecues for every one to use. You don’t have to be rich to enjoy the best areas. Just bring an eskie [cool box] full of food and drink!

Families had staked their claims very early this morning, and decorated with tablecloths and tinsel.

Unfortunately the weather wasn’t co-operating , and it’s rained hard with spectacular thunder and lightening.