When I turn up at the Stop Drop and Kiss Zone in the afternoon afer school with the beach bag, wetsuits and towels, the squeals of joy from the Beach House Brats are contagious. When you get to the beach and it is all but closed, due to strong currents, the mood quickly changes.
There are so many hazzards on Aussie Beaches. We are pretty immune to it all, after being exposed from an early age. I haven't been stung by one of these for years, but when the Nor Easter is blowing, it's best to stick to the rock pool.
These guys are always on hand to manage the risks and there's lots to see and do even if you can't go into the surf.
It's nice work if you can get it. Especially on a quiet afternoon like this one.
He was tempted, school uniform and all, but alas only got wet around the edges, which is most out of character.
and butts on the beach, here
and a much prettier and more environmentally friendly variety here. Oh those were the days!!!!
A cool beach bum on the way home from work
The beach is the great Australian equaliser. Everyone is welcome and it's free.
I wonder at the miles this feather has done.
And love the waves as they crash against the rock pool.
Evidence of teenage fun
Still working hard.
Today I am partying here