Christmas Fish Dinner? Uhh... no!
Trip Start Jun 15, 2011
84Trip End Jun 01, 2012
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Now with a bit of anticipation for our hot and sunny Christmas we wasted no time in getting the decorations up and started planning our Christmas day. Katy's number one request/demand was that on Christmas day morning, the very first thing we were going to do was to jump into the sea for a Christmas swim. I was a little skeptical given that the water was still freezing and the weather hadn't quite got up to summer temperatures yet. However Christmas day turned out to be one of the sunniest and hottest days of the year so far and our Christmas swim was awesome! It was really topped off when we got out of the sea and were greeted with a glass of Champagne and a barbecue breakfast. Certainly different to our usual Christmas day but really cool.
For Christmas dinner Katy and I insisted on having a roast dinner which we offered to prepare, we were appalled to hear that the typical Aussie Christmas meal is a fish barbecue. However, having spent a large amount of the day inside a hot kitchen when the weather is beautiful outside I can now understand the logic behind the whole barbecue on every occasion thing. None-the-less, we think our Christmas dinner was pretty awesome and we didn't hear any complaints from any eaters either so we have marked it as a great success
The rest of the day involved opening presents, relaxing on the beach, snorkeling and drinking and turned out to be a pretty amazing Christmas day. We are still to decide whether we can truly accept the whole sunny Christmas thing but we had an awesome day none-the-less. There is something quite special though about having Christmas in the cold, with a fire going and a lot of mulled wine around.
Boxing day was much the same in terms of the weather. again we started the day with a dip in the sea followed by more eating and drinking in the sun whilst we watched the start of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht race. Our neighbours had a big party so setup a TV outside where we could watch the start and then we could see the yachts as they crossed the Sydney harbour heads out to sea.
All in all, Christmas and boxing day were great, the weather was fantastic, the food was amazing, the wine was great and it was one to remember!
Merry Christmas to everyone back home!