Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Moments of Bliss : Beware of The Larrikin Life Guards

Photo taken by me, looking out over Noosa's 'First point'
one of the best long board point breaks in the world - when the tide is up!

Something funny happened to hubby and I on a recent visit to the beach. We arrived early and carefully picked our spot on the sand. In desperate need of some peace and quiet we sat a little out of the way but not too far from the flags. We set ourselves up on our towels and chatted a little before I got stuck into my book and Mr P relaxed into a pre-sleep  state with his hat on his face. For better or worse we both have the ability to tune out to any noise and activity that surrounds us when we are relaxing and re -tuning at the beach without our juniors.

Looking up to gaze at the beautiful crystal clear ocean, I noticed that people previously sitting close by had moved and were looking at us smiling. I politely smiled back and secretly thought how nice it was of the people to move and give us a bit more space, then continued on with my book.

A few moments later, Mr P and I decided it was time for a swim at which point I noticed that unbeknown to us a sign had been placed directly behind us. I mean literally a foot behind our towels and it read;

The sign placed very carefully directly behind us…. sneaky! 

On over a 1 km stretch of beach we had found ourselves smack bang in the middle of a 'training area', with hoards of school children heading straight for us  to commence their beach surf and safety training. The only thing left for us to do was to share in a massive belly laugh, for me to take the above picture as I knew it would come in handy (much to my hubby's embarrassment) and very calmly gather our things to 'relocate'.

It doesn't stop there though,  we spotted a rather young trainee life guard sprint past the school kids towards us only to collect the sign and movie it 100 metres away right in the middle of multiple groups of people. Hmmm no need to feel so embarrassed, we sensed the smell of an initiation of a junior life guard sent on a little bit of a wild goose chase over our busy beach. Ohh well,  you have to laugh at our crazy Aussie larrikin spirit. It certainly keeps me laughing.

P.S I'm not at all saying the the life guards on Noosa Main Beach are less then attentive to patrons visiting the beach, and I don't know for sure that there was a practical joke or initiation of some sort at play. This was just my interpretation of the situation, that put a smile on my face and I wanted to share with you.


  1. You put a smile on my face too, what a funny story!
    Thanks for sharing, Alex.

  2. My pleasure Alex, thanks for visiting me!
    Regards Heather


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