NYE was a warm day so we decided to finish work and head to our favourite beach spot in Ruby.
Just before entering the dunes, Gus lets air out of the tyres for better traction. Its a 1 hour drive to our destination.
It was a beautiful sunset, lovely calm sea. All set for a perfect evening...
We thought there might be lots of people at No2 Rocks but we were the only vehicle on the beach. We set up camp and got everything ready for dinner...
Simple steak sandwich with cream cheese and caramelised onion relish. Someone on Facebook said the weather was going to turn nasty with 100km winds but it was still calm when we saw in the new year at midnight.
I woke at about 3am to the tent flapping a fair bit. We both got up for a tinkle and found that the little change tent had blown over. Back to sleep, albeit fitful and restless.
We got up at 7am and it was overcast, warm, humid and there were lots of sticky flies around. The sea was roaring! We decided to break camp and move further down the beach to where we would hopefully spend the day with other friends who were to join us.
Big mistake! Once in our spot, it started to rain and the wind picked up and blew sand all around. Disgusting conditions!
So we went back to our original spot to set up our awning again so we could cook breakfast. No sooner had we got the awning and tarp strapped up then it blew down, spraying sand everywhere! Heavier rain and blowing sand gave us no choice but to pack everything up wet and covered in sand. We te ted our friends to say we were abandonning the day! Our rooftop tent and bedding got saturated on the drive home so everything had to be pulled out and dried in our shed.
What a disastrous trip! We are all cleaned up now but its not how we wanted NYDay to go.
I've spent the rest of the day cleaning up then snoozing. Kirby and her friend Matilda are back safe from their music festival adventure so we will have dinner with them soon.
Here are a few things I want to do this coming year -
Recycle correctly again
Get out that juicer!
Get that vegetable garden going!
Keep making more homemade things
Perfect granny squares crocheting
Make more time for me - yoga, walking
Be more mindful and do things with purpose....
What are some of your goals for 2014
Cheers - Joolz xxNew Year