Happy New Year to you all! It’s been a busy few days over here spending four days away from home and getting ready to go back to work after two weeks off.
On 30 December we packed up the car for a 3.5 hour road trip to Port Patrick. The plan was to spend four days with 10 of our friends in two apartments joined on to the Port Patrick Hotel, all in the name of saying goodbye to the old year and hello to the new one.
Port Patrick is a picturesque little seaside village. Rows of houses painted different colours are punctuated by quaint village pubs, all basking in the glory of the spectacular view of the west coast of Scotland. It’s the sort of place you go to enjoy long walks, pub lunches and completely relax. And relax we did, not least to say because there was no wi-fi. This was an added bonus in a way as it meant none of us could work and we all had no choice but to really enjoy ourselves.
Every day, come rain, hail or shine we went for a walk into town. Our hotel was right on the cliff edge, meaning the views were fantastic. As you can see from the pictures, it was really windy, but with a view like that, I don’t mind a little wind in my hair.
On 01 January, a few of our friends did the Loony Dook, a Scottish tradition whereby people run into the water on New Year’s Day. I wasn’t brave enough to take the plunge – that water looked a little too cold for my liking! Instead, I stood at the edge with the rest of the onlookers and took photos.
Afterwards, tea and cake was a must, even for those that hadn’t run into the freezing west coast waters. I had a slice of chocolate and courgette cake, which was a new flavour combination to me, but delicious nonetheless.
When we weren’t exploring Port Patrick, we were in our apartments playing games, cooking lots of delicious food and generally having a merry old time. I couldn’t have asked for a better way to spend four days and see in 2015.
How did you celebrate New Year’s Eve? Whatever you did, I hope you had fun!2 likes