Posts Tagged ‘swimming’

The Club’s cabins at Bendalong

Clubs Cabins & Beach at Bendalong.

A bush track to isolated beach.

No life-guards, no flags.

Beautifully clear water, refreshing

Waves well-formed for bodysurfing.

“Max!, Steve!”

Urgent shouts from the shore.

“Come in, quick. there’s a fin!”

We scarper.

Another fin appears, and another, and …

A pod of dolphins.



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Bronze Medallion

The Penrith summer

Compels cooling off.

A hose, the pool, the river.

Often venturing further afield

To the beach.

So much time spent water-bound

Lifesaving skills & qualifications

Seem logical, attainable.

First, Bronze Medallion

Safety theory, swims, clothed swim, various rescues & tows,

Resuscitation, searches.

Really tough test at 14.

Worth the effort.





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The Peugeot pulls into Cotter River campsite.

Unpack, raise tent, settle down.

Uncle Bruce (front), Steve, Me, Funny Gosford Nana - Cotter River Camping.

“Nana, can we go for a swim?”

Rush for the water, dive into

Sparkling, cool, crystal water.

“Hey Steve, look!

Nana’s coming in.”

Surprising. Wonderfully surprising.

Gosford Nana also known as …

Funny Nana”.

Wondrous surprises are her specialty.

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