We celebrated Christmas Eve with a delicious roast dinner. Peter did the meat, I mashed the potatoes and Sam made the gravy. It all turned out great!
It still doesn't feel like tomorrow is Christmas, partly because we spent the evening at St. Kilda Beach watching the sunset and looking for penguins in the rocks (not exactly our usual Christmas Eve activities). Here are some pictures from the night:
Is this real life...
Cute little penguin!
Right after dark, the penguins started swimming in and making their way onto the rocks. Apparently they go out for a day or two at a time to collect food and bring it back to their nests. One of the volunteers said there were over 1,200 penguins in this little stretch of rocks at the end of the pier, which I thought was a pretty impressive colony.
It's hard to see this little guy, but the volunteers shined red lights on the penguins in order to spot them more easily. You aren't allowed to take flash photos/use flashlights as the penguins can become disoriented from the white light.
Another pretty grainy picture, but you get the idea.