New years was seen in by three of us at home. (His red eyes are from the pool not fatigue)
We even had our own fireworks display - obviously not as grand but very comfortable from our deck!
To bring in the new year we packed up for a picnic at Elwood Beach. There was a significant wait for the BBQs both in line and then cooking. Sausages took almost an hour!
Then we hit the beach. It was pretty windy and while we aimed to swim between the flags it seemed everyone was being blown to the right.
which was lucky because NONE of the lifeguards were even looking at the water - more concerned with fixing their tent from the wind.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!