Making New Waves…
In searching for the post I wrote about last New Year’s beach trip, I found I never wrote one. This surprised me since it was such a beautiful time and the weather was so mild. I guess this is old news now, but at least it’ll get posted in the year 2011. Oh, well.
Each year we go to the coast to bring in and celebrate the New Year. It’s become customary for us to do this, and I like traditions. We stay somewhere different every time, and have found the winter season a good time to familiarize ourselves with the different hotels in the area. The hotel choices can even be a bit more exclusive in the winter because of the rates. The lodging possibilities really are endless.
Glow-bracelets and necklaces are a must for New Years Eve at the beach, because you’ve got to be able to see each other. 🙂 After that, they’re assigned a proper resting place on the terrace.
In addition to the firework show at Broadway on New Years Eve, the fireworks are also plentiful on the beach. You don’t even have to buy any, just sit back and enjoy the ones that others bought. 🙂
On our most recent trip we visited the Aquarium, I’d wanted to go for years now. We instantly fell in love with it, and when it came time to leave almost couldn’t pry ourselves out of the large ‘tunnel’ area where you’re able to walk under the sharks and other marine life. It was like being ‘at one’ with these amazing animals. We talked about how awesome it would be to spend the night in there – the pictures really don’t do justice.
In looking back over my photos, I was disappointed that I’d not gotten pictures of the thing I fell in love with most there (aside from the sharks) – the stingrays. There were many different kinds, and they seemed to really enjoy seeing the people and showing off for us. The ones I loved the most looked like they actually had a ‘head’. They seemed the most entertaining, and even appeared to be smiling for us. I’ll definitely get some shots of them if we go back to the Aquarium this year.
There’s enough people here still during the New Year’s holiday to keep things interesting… but it’s still not crowded. I do think this coast at New Year’s thing is catching on, though. If the sea is your thing, being here for the holiday is magical and enchanting – dare I say, almost dreamlike. It’s definitely a different state of mind, and makes a great start to a brand New Year.
I like the idea of the coast for New Year, I usually just stay in as everything is overpriced and overhyped!
November 21, 2011 at 6:57 am
That’s how I’ve always been too, Vix. For some reason, the lodging rates are dirt-cheap during New Years!
November 21, 2011 at 8:59 am
It’s a very nice place. The aquarium is similar to ours. Our New year’s holiday is a bit different from yours. I’ll share it. 🙂
November 21, 2011 at 8:50 am
Thanks Cocomino. I’ll look forward to learning about your New Years celebration!
November 21, 2011 at 9:08 am
Any reason to wear a glow necklace is awesome!
November 21, 2011 at 9:08 am
I agree completely, Thoughtsy! 🙂
November 21, 2011 at 9:44 am
Spend the night with eels and sharks ?! You gotta be nuts. Are scorpions and spiders next ?
November 21, 2011 at 7:07 pm
I’d do it in a minute Carl. But they can absolutely keep the arachnids! 🙂
November 22, 2011 at 5:25 pm
Makes me want to plan a road trip. Time to start some traditions 🙂
November 21, 2011 at 8:31 pm
I know you love the beach too Elena – it’s an awesome tradition to start! 🙂
November 22, 2011 at 5:26 pm