We get a lot of questions about the holidays on the island: Is it too cold to play outside ?(no) How would someone get a Christmas tree out there? (by boat) Is it crowded? (yes, by Dewees winter standards, which means you’ll have fun running into a few neighbors on the beach or soccer field). Is there anything to celebrate New Years eve with? (yes, and more yes: from fireworks on tv to chili cook-offs to oceanfront porch dancing; it’s hard to keep up.) In the past, we’ve had polar bear plunges and oyster roasts, simple trees and hefty ones, foggy days and snowy ones and tropically warm ones, as well as gorgeous sunsets and sunrises.
This year’s contributed photos involved card games and treasure hunts, frisbee golf, new drones, holiday decorations, new hammocks and new friends, big fishing moments and little ones, oyster roasts, beach yoga and sunrise mochas, great sweaters, and the fun and relaxation that comes with simple times with friends and family.
The good weather was a far cry from 5 years ago: