Monday, 8 April 2013

Making a spontaneous splash

It was a half planned fun afternoon out with some of the kids long time family friends.
 (see a long long time ago)

The idea was to get some pumice stone which has been washing up on our beaches in volumes (see my Auntie's story here)

I was collecting it for our new permaculture garden at my preschool (see THAT story here)

Well a quick trip or two to Cemetery beach turned into a most unexpected fun afternoon.

It was the unplanned that was the most fun.

On the first trip a brief shower of rain made us feel a bit chilly. A thatch of newly mown grass nearby felt warm underfoot so the next moments were spent lying in it, jumping into it and playing hide and seek in it, even I joined in the frivolity and shared in the fun and laughter.

where are they hiding Peri~Peri?

On the second trip, it was getting quite late in the afternoon yet the children who went to look into the rock pools were drawn by the waves swirling around a large rock resembling a crocodile.

One by one they went in! Launching themselves from crocodile rock fully clothed on a mid Autumn afternoon.

I ran back to the truck to get my camera (as I am not often without it.) I had to capture the leaps of faith, the smiles of enjoyment and the friendship & camaraderie between the 4 long time friends.

I mentioned to the kids as they sat in the back of the truck wrapped in emergency towels packed for exactly this 'just in case' moment that we are the luckiest people in the world with freedom and imagination.

 We are free to enjoy our own island, to explore and make our own fun. We are not relying on expensive video games or paid people to entertain us, instead we had the free-est of free days by not paying a cent to be able to discover and play whatever we wanted to.

We are truly blessed.

And I am darn grateful that I was able to capture the photos so the memories will last a lifetime.

Little Jasper wasn't as happy at everyone jumping in the water.
Hugs from Mama with the rainbow hair helped.

1 comment:

Michelle from Norfolk Exposure said...

We are so fortunate to live here! Pure 100% paradise. What a special afternoon you guys had. I must make an effort to get down to Cemetery Beach more often.