Taking a Break till January
For those who read this blog on a regular or a semi-regular basis, I am taking a break and will be returning sometime in January. Our flight leave in a few hours and this year we are travelling to Australia to spend time with my daughter and her family and friends. Family and friends are an important part of this time of year and we have not been to Australia to see our Australian family for a while. In fact, we have not been back for five years and this is only the second time we have been there at Christmas. I have decided that I will not post or spend time on the net, rather I will spend my time visiting with family and enjoying having Christmas in the heat. I will not have to worry about driving around in the snow, or scrapping windows before I get to leave for whatever I plan to do for the day.
I am looking forward to exploring more of the high country of Australia, visiting Mt. Buller, Benella, Lake Eildon, Wangaratta, and Mansfield to name a few of the places we are going to visit or revisit. If we get the time, I hope to explore the Great Alpine Road from Wangaratta to Metung or further. My wife and daughter love a good glass of wine so we may spend time exploring the wine regions of the high country as well as the Yarra vineyards. I love a good beer and so I am looking forward to visiting the local breweries in the area.
We also want to spend time exploring Melbourne itself and we will be visiting my daughters' in-laws who live on the Mornington Peninsula. The last time we were there we did get a chance to spend a little time at Arthurs Seat Eagle which we saw but did not have the time to take the ride to the top, this time we will take the time to soar to the top of this peak that gives spectacular views of the Peninsula and Melbourne.
We have booked time in Torquay which is a seaside town at the east end of the Great Ocean Road coastal drive, southwest of Melbourne, Australia. It’s known for surf beaches like Bells Beach and Jan Juc Beach. The Surf Coast Walk trail starts at Point Impossible Beach and heads southwest via Point Danger Marine Sanctuary and is the gateway to towering 12 Apostles.
I hope that all of you have a wonderful and relaxing Christmas or whatever holiday you celebrate at this time of year. I also hope that 2020 gives you all of the joy and wishes you deserve.