|One way to enjoy Boxing day in Australia.|
So what do Australians do on Boxing Day? Since it is warm outside a lot of people go out and enjoy a day by the beach or the lake. There are also a few big sporting events on Boxing Day. There is a big cricket match between Australia and an international opponent and the Sydney to Hobart yacht race departs out of Sydney harbour. Our family would often pack up leftovers and put them in a picnic basket and head for the mountains where it was a good 10-20 degrees cooler for a picnic. It was always an adventure as we had no clue where we were going and the goat tracks my father preferred to use always presented the real possibility of rolling down the side of a mountain and being wrapped around a large tree. Pretty much Boxing Day was a day to spend with family and friends in the summer heat and having a day out before heading back to work, unless you were a student and then you still have 5 weeks before the next school bell rang.
|Boxing Day in Chesapeake in 2010|