We left Sunday 18th, early in the morning, driving in LuckyL's car, (he had taken her car - see previous posts I think), and I drove all the way down. I managed a fuel consumption of 14.3 km/l - damn good if I must say so myself.
Anyway, our time down there was fantastic. We did what we had set out to do - as little as possible - resting, reading, eating, drinking, nothing...... My brother and his brood joined us for a few days over Xmas, as did GMan, and we did Old Years Eve with friends at the Barnyard in the Gateway. Other than that - nada.
We eventually had to come home on the 2nd of January, as the Princess had to get back to work. Me, I still had a whole two weeks at home, and made plans to do some serious maintenance, as well as spend some time at my future place of employment!!!
|View From the balcony|
|Moto Guzzi 850 Le Mans - been standing for 15 years. I found it, and now want to buy it.|
|View from kitchen area, through lounge, to the deck, and beyond.|
|Now this is a view to get up for everyday!|
|Some monkeys around, and the wild species too. Didn't pose any problems for us though.|
|This flag which was being "towed" by the chopper was massive!|
|They had problems with water supply due to the massive influx of visitors to the town, but wasn't a big thing.|
|Found this silver fork between some rocks while doing some rock pool walking.|
|Same fork after 4 days in vinegar, and some polishing.|
Speaking about LuckyL - he got very good results for his Martic finals. His overall average is 71.5%!! Made me very very proud. Overall, he spent a whole month down at the coast, so had a very good break. Unfortunately he decided too late what he wanted to study, so we could not get him into uni this year, and now he's getting very bored. But we might get him a job at a place where he will be involved in mechanical stuff first hand, so that will help him decide if it's actually what he wants to do.
Overall, a great holiday, and I ended my trip to the coast on a high note, with a very positive attitude!