Christmas Eve turned out to be such a nice day with some sunshine and 5 degree Celcius temperatures so we decided to take a walk down at the Marina to get some fresh air.
This resident bald eagle was standing watch on top of one of the sailboat masts.
There was even one brave kayaker (brave or foolhardy, not sure) out - way too cold for us to kayak. If you ended up in the water you would have hypothermia in no time. There is snow on the mountains above our valley, and our ski hill which is only 30 minutes away has opened with 120 centimeter base. Hard to believe there is that much snow up there as we have not had any snow at all, but lots of frosty days this winter so far.
We had a very nice Christmas full of lots of treats, presents and loads of food. I feel a bit strange now though - really ready to move on to a new year. Traditionally I pack up Christmas decorations on January 1 but this year I really wanted to do it sooner - but hubby begged me to keep them up so they will stay up until Thursday. I don't know what 2015 will bring - it is difficult to plan anything right now so we will just take one day at a time.