Greeting the new year at the beach

It’s that time again – mid January and CHO comes back from holidays for our first dinner of the year – fish and chips at Christies Beach. It was a sweltering Thursday night this time, over 40 degrees… so we were more than ready for a swim after eating at the park. Amazingly good turn out, all things considered (again a swim was an enticement) and we had a lovely time. It was great to see some ‘regulars’ and to meet some new folk too. Caught up with the news in everyone’s lives – Llew’s travels, Shelley and Sally both telling stories at the local 10x Nine event later in the week, gardening update from Gail (the beans, the tomatoes, the zucchinis, the fruit…), Max has grown now that he is 2 and as sweet as ever, and more.

After tea we went down to the beach and wrote in the sand: the thing we want to let go of this year close to the water so as to be quickly washed away; and the thing we wish for in the coming year further out. It’s a lovely ritual, and followed by a swim, made for a special and happy night.

First up, some pictures from the park…

And now a few from the beach (with thanks to Sarah for taking most of these while I was in the water!)

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