What better way to begin 2018 than with a family picnic at the beach/creek? Some of the older adults had gone fishing in the river mouth prior to the family gathering at the beach but with no success (we'll I'm assuming they weren't successful as I haven't heard otherwise). As we started collecting in the crowded carpark near the beach, it began to rain. Undeterred we continued with our plans and the rain soon stopped, the monster waves that were predicted didn't eventuate, and we had a wonderful time. There may even be some new contenders in the master kayakers' league now!