As is typical in Bream Creek a very quiet Christmas and New Year, The Falls Festival puts us on the map as 16,000 people radically changes the scenery for 3 days. All is well oiled operation, just a few minor traffic changes for the locals, this year delightful weather ensure a fun time for all. Our trusty old roadside stall is stocked with cherries and apricots, while only a drop in expenses of the orchard it is still a treat to see all the fruit gone and the honesty tin rattling with coins.
I finally managed a surf when Boneyard had a pleasant morning session, Wakka using the SUP (Stand Up Paddle board). To top off a delightful morning we managed 15 good sized flathead – a bountiful ocean. I had used a SUP while in Florida, which seems to be the next waterborne fad. Just a big mal with plenty of stability and a long paddle – so simple that one wonders why they haven’t been around for yonks. I will try and get an early morning paddle in every couple of days, the first hour session really showing me which muscles are unused – stiff all over!.
We now have 10 days before a relatively constant stream of friends and family join us over the next two months. Otherwise, boys, dog, chooks, mowing and wippersnipping will mean busy days.