So what is Pender like in December? Actually, the Fall and Winter are my favourite times of year. The temerature is quite mild here. This picture was taken on Friday, December 9, 2011 at approximately 5 pm.
This photo was taken on the Port Washington Dock.
The benefit of having no snow is that it can be a beautiful sunny day where you can take a walk through the trails or go to the beach and may only need a light jacket.
The Christmas Holidays can be different when you live on Pender. If you are the host or hostess then chances are you will have house guests for a few days. Pender is really not a day trip so most guests will stay with you for a few days. You are no longer planning a dinner but more like a weekend. You will share your meals together but there should be lots of helping hands too. Your guests will enjoy daily walks, enjoying the fresh air and the options of visiting a different beach every day; you could easily visit three new beaches a day. Many times we have a table with a large puzzle going where anyone can take a try at it. At times we will have a hoot playing group games like Catch Phrase, Gestures, Skip-bo or Yhatzee, some will chose games for two like backgammon or crib. Then there is always the guest that enjoys cuddling up in front of the fire with a good book or their Kindle. You may see the cell phones come out less and less as time goes on and your guests acclimatize to "Island Time".
Depending on where your guests are coming from sometimes the ocean air causes them to get very hungry and need lots of sleep in the first 24 hours, lol. Many guests will say it is the best sleep they every had with no outside lights, no sirens etc. Having no sound and no light is a different experience all together.
For us this year is the first time we are staying home on Pender and not having guests for Christmas. It will be our first low key Christmas.
Whatever your Holidays looks like this year, I hope they are enjoyable.