Happy New Year 2014

The way forward in 2014, for James and I seems to have a theme of embracing family, friends and experiences.  We had great Christmas eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day get-togethers with family and friends.

Smith's Creek
Smith’s Creek

Although Mercier is safely tucked away on a hard stand in Croatia, we have shared plenty of time on the water with good friends.  The sailing season resumes in January and we hope to do Tuesday and Friday Twilights on Jackie Clare followed by Saturday club racing for James on Impetuous Too. We will be looking at what to do in Sydney for our gap year and how to structure our days. Our longs walks on the shores of the Med are sorely missed.  The passeggiata is such a wonderful time of day, social as well as aiding fitness. We will try to fit them into our day here in Sydney, walks through the nearby suburbs, along the water and through the bush.

Rene enjoying the Chair
Rene enjoying the Chair
Sue
Sue in her kayak, Spark

 

 

Gaila
Gaila
Girls at Patonga
Girls at Patonga
Boys at Patonga
Boys at Patonga
New Year's Eve
New Year’s Eve
Champagne on the Upper Deck
Champagne on the Upper Deck

 

Getting right into our NYE theme!
Getting right into our NYE theme!

 

Hawaiian colour on Smith's Creek
Hawaiian colour on Smith’s Creek

 

Annabelle and cousin ID
Annabelle and cousin ID
Frosty sailed to Sydney on NY Eve and back on New Year's Day. What we'll do to see the Sydney fireworks.
Frosty sailed to Sydney on NY Eve and back on New Year’s Day. What we’ll do to see the Sydney fireworks.

So Happy 2014, hopefully this year will bring health, happiness and adventure to all our friends and family. We look forward to speaking to you, seeing you or even just sending an email.  Good Luck to my sister, Linda and brother-in-law Rick, moving from desert to mountains later in 2014 sounds pretty exciting.