This time last year we were reviewing 2019 and wondering what 2020 would bring. We were also just starting to hear snippets of news about a virus in China but, like most people assumed it would never impact us….
We know that 2020 has been VERY challenging for many people. Deaths, illness, job losses, travel restrictions and lost holidays etc., however, we and our family and friends have thankfully remained relatively unaffected, our biggest impact being having to cancel our planned trip to Tassie in June. So, given the ongoing Corona pandemic we truly appreciate the position we’re in and give thanks.
Despite a couple of months working from home and being restricted from travelling, we made the most of our home isolation, doing Facebook run family gym sessions in the lounge, whilst fending the dog away who thought we were all playing the best game in the world. Then, as the intra-state travel restrictions were relaxed, we managed to get away on a trip up through Big Bell, Mt Augusta, the Kennedy Ranges, Gladstone, Kalbarri and Canna, as well as taking a few short trips out to Dryandra and the Wheat Belt.
And, with continued successful government and community management of the COVID situation, we are fortunate to once again get away to Augusta for our annual end of year trip.
WIND!!!! That sums up this Augusta trip in one word.
It’s been verywindy this trip, averaging 45 km/h, with gusts recorded above 86 km/h. At night it’s so strong that we’ve generally chosen to retire to the van to escape it. However, it hasn’t rained and overall the temperature has been ok, so whilst the wind has been really annoying, it hasn’t really stopped us from doing the things we wanted.
I’ll let the following pics illustrate what we’ve managed to get up to on this trip and despite the wind, we’re already booked to come back again next year, all things, including COVID, remaining well.
Then shit got real…….
All good things must come to an end, and thus so did 2020 where we eventually made our way to bed at about 2am.
New Year’s Day 2021 was a bit more sedate.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone, here’s to a great 2021!