what a fun day I had yesterday!
I was one of many parent helpers who accompanied 3 classes of 5 year olds out to Bethells Beach for a Beach Education day. Bethells is a pretty tough beach with strong undercurrents and rips and black sand. Quite different from the sort of beach we normally visit.
Despite drizzel and wind we all had a blast and the kids had about 20 minutes playing in the surf. The parents stood in the surf forming a human blockade. Luckily the majority of parents and children had wetsuits and it was a great opportunity for the littlies to safely experience the wild west coast surf.