It really only sunk in today that tomorrow is New Year’s Eve. Due to celebrating Christmas early and not being able to do the things that I normally do the week after Christmas I seem to be losing my grip on time.
Since I stopped working, the week between Christmas and New Year has been holiday time for me. The Op Shop is always closed for that week so it was an opportunity to be out and about. It was probably my favourite week of the whole year. First, all would be the preparations for Christmas and the day itself and then for the next week I’d be doing things like going to a Hurricanes game in Hobart and making at least one trip into Hobart to see the Sydney Hobart Race yachts arrive and visit the Taste of Tasmania. Sometimes David and I used to drive to another location where we could see the yachts pass by on their way up the river.
I haven’t been to a Hurricanes game in a few years now as I could never get home from the evening fixtures unless I was going with friends but I always went to see the yachts. I have hardly missed a year since we came to Tasmania. Even when I was working I would find time to slip across to Constitution Dock before or after work.
For people who are interested, line honours this year went to Commanche and the overall winner was Ichi Ban, one of the yachts I always look out for.
I don’t know what 2020 will bring but I definitely need to find some new summer activities to photograph next year.