A cruise on the River Murray
Here it is well into January and I forgot to wish every one who reads this blog a Happy New Year. I hope that you have had a great start to the new year. I hope you enjoy many wonderful journeys and visit many wonderful places.
This time last year I was in Nepal and had just finished trekking the Himalayas and exploring exciting Kathmandu. Over coming weeks I will share more about my exciting time in Kathmandu, including many more photos of that incredible city. In the meantime – go to the archives or the categories section of this blog as I’ve already written extensively about my experiences.
Last New Year’s Eve (2005) I was trying to get some sleep during the brief fireworks in Bangkok. I had an early plane to catch to Kathmandu and couldn’t stay up for the celebrations.
This most recent New Year’s Eve was quite different. My wife and I were invited to join about 50 others – many we knew – on a dinner cruise on the nearby River Murray. The food was great, the company wonderful and drifting slowly along the river so relaxing.
The age of the people on board was on the high side; most were retirees. This was graphically illustrated when the hour reached mid-night; we all gave a few cheers and almost everyone disembarked immediately and drove home to bed. We must be getting on in years. Late nights take a toll on us.