Back on our beloved Macleay Island https://www.macleayisland.net/ ;for the festive season. Cooling northerly winds keeping our temperatures more bearable than the heat of the city. Lots of action on the beach at the end of our garden. There are quite a few people in the ocean playing on their various canoes and floats. We had a day trip to our neighbouring Russell Island www.russellisland.com.au/. ; We called it our Big Day Out! Ten-minute ride on the Fastcat. The Translink https://jp.translink.com.au/plan-your-journey/stops/macleay-island cats are free for inter-island trips. While there we had coffee at Aunty Alice’s Café. We normally have coffee at the Blue Parrot Café on Macleay. We call it our home from home. We are now on the deck recovering from our trip and enjoying the beachside ambience.