Christmas Day – family, fun, food, relaxed
Boxing Day – Packing, sorting, hitching up the van, happy anticipation
Travel Day – 6am start, 8 hours of driving, crappy breakfast at McDonalds, better lunch in a café watching the rain solidly fall, ‘teenage’ music (not bad really), ‘old people’ music (all the non ‘old people’ promptly fell asleep), arrive, set up, shop, fall into bed (old people that is, plus Johanna, teenagers off to do their thing, curfew 10.30pm)
First Day – breakfast, sunscreen, beach in the morning, attempts to surf (no go), lunch, sunscreen, different beach in the afternoon, boogey boards and body surfing, extended family, shower, shop, drinks, dinner, fall into bed (oldest and youngest again, teenagers off doing their thing)
Second Day – Time to slow it down, short walk on the beach, breakfast, sunscreen, girls head into town to shop, Old man stays behind to surf, Old man picks up weary shoppers, fixes broken fin on surfboard, girls to the pool, lunch, sunscreen, beach (on shore breeze, choppy, messy, strong waves, no good for surfing but fun to play in), lazing in the sun, wind blown, Colin and Johanna dragging me into the sea to experience how refreshing and exhilarating the cold water is – two minutes is all the refreshing and exhilarating I need! More laying in the sun, shop for dinner, Colin and I sitting in the late afternoon sun enjoying the view, showers, mocktails, dinner….
And that's it so far......
Merimbula Beach caravan park sits atop a cliff overlooking the sea. A short walk and this is what we can see....