It was a hard afternoon at work I tell you.
Imagine having to put up with this.
See, very hard afternoon.
We headed to the beach, Palm Cove to be exact, for our Wednesday afternoon activity at Nova. Our student was pretty excited to say the least.
I think she was bouncing with excitement and happily joined us in our no shoes exploration which lead to wet toes of cause. It is stinger season so she got to see the stinger nets in action and learn about swimming between the flags.
The lifeguards had headed out, suited up, to find some stingers for beach goers to see as the plan is you don't see them if swimming in the nets.
The signs were up and with the 'king' tides and recent rain there is a high stinger risk so it is even advised that swimmers wear stinger suits inside the nets.
The water temp was 29 degrees C, which is warm enough to bath in, but with a top of 35 today and humidity turned on it was refreshing to dip our feet into it.
There were a few around enjoying the water, sand and sun.
Knowing there are stingers in there makes the water look not quite so 'nice' but it looks pretty all the same.
We spotted some noisy beach goers hanging out. Our student loved seeing a bird she had heard about and then seen in a zoo in the wild.
The rainbow lorikeets weren't the best of posers though.
This photo below almost gives the impression of a deserted beach but it was far from that with people lazing in the shade, swimming, walking and having BBQs up on the grass.
See what I mean below our school coordinator and student
lazing working hard in the shade.
I wander u the beach meant the student got to see the crocodile sign in a real location. Did you know an attack by a crocodile my cause harm or injury. Much of an understatement? Now that water is looking even less appealing, isn't it.
We headed along the wharf/ pier.
There were a few people fishing but no matter how hard we looked we didn't see a fish in sight.
What we did see however was my school marmish hat floating away after it blew off my head. See above references to marine life as to why I wasn't going after it. Belated birthday present idea from a relative down south maybe.
At Palm Cove you can see Double Island and Scout Hat Island.
My new tale for Scout Hat Island is ... that is what happened to the last hat that was taken by the ocean.
It was a really nice walk but I can tell you hatless was not wise as unintentional as it was.
The good thing about taking our Japanese students places is that I fit in on the photo taking front.
Plus it is fun pointing out the normal and the interesting to them and seeing the area through the eyes of someone else.
On the walk back we saw more, discussed more and caught up with those noisy beach goers again.
They were still just as willing to sit still.
Before heading back into town we let the student lead us to the shops and enjoyed having a bit of a browse. We were also possibly strategically standing in front of air conditioner vents which might not have been the smartest idea when having to step back outside.
I tell you, my afternoon at work was such hard work.