Like most people around the world, we are looking forward to this coming year, hoping to get back to some form of normality, and for us regular travellers, some freedom to roam more broadly again.
On New Year’s Eve, we went to the beach to watch the final sunset of the year, hoping that it marked a turning point, the end of a year to forget and the start of better things.
We did not stay up all night to watch the first sunrise of the year, although the Japanese believe that doing so brings good fortune for the coming year (they call it Hatsuhinode). We don’t believe in superstitions (or do we?), but being up early and watching the sunrise is a wonderful way to start any day, it will get you started on a productive day with a smile on your face.
There are only a few occasions that we have witnessed the sunrise to welcome in a new year, and mostly while travelling. It makes sense to wake early to start the day exploring a new place, or to climb a mountain. So for this year, we can only wish to be in some exotic location to have the pleasure of waking early to see the sunrise on another exciting day of travel.
Watching the sunset over the water is something special about Perth. We have wonderful beaches too, sometimes we ask ourselves why we travel elsewhere?
2020 Year in Review
2020 was an unusual year, but we seemed to pack in a lot of highlights. Read our 2020 review.
Porongurups in a Day
There’s plenty to fill a day in Porongurup. Read our list of highlights.
“To move, to breathe, to fly, to float,― Hans Christian Andersen
To gain all while you give,
To roam the roads of lands remote,
To travel is to live.”
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