Sunday, February 22, 2015

an afternoon on, in and by the lake

virtù - bbq smells prevailsvirtù - picnics aboundvirtù - so many inflatable water toys

Our family spent the afternoon at Lake Leschenaultia. We didn’t take a bbq, nor did we pack a fancy picnic basket. We forgot the buckets and spades and the inflatable water toys. We forgot to pack bathers for our littlest member and I forgot my cossie top.

virtù - collection of rocks rather than shells

We did enjoy munching on sandwiches we’d brought from home. The apple and custard bready thingie Dave bought at a bakery in the morning went down a treat too. Collecting rocks into piles was fun, as was throwing them into the water and listening for the “kerplunk”.

virtù - canoeing on the lake

Hiring canoes and paddling around the lake and into the reeds was brilliant. There is something very magical about paddling around on the water. A new perspective perhaps. It dawned on me that it won’t be many more years until the children are actually helpful with their paddling, and not much longer after that that they’d be able to go out paddling on their own.

virtù - pontoon jumping virtù - ode after jumping off the pontoon with his dadda

Jumping off the pontoon was loads and loads of fun, if not a bit scary for all but the eldest child. And just splashing around in the fresh waters with the ducks was a good time too.

virtù - ace just loving itvirtù - oops! forgot to pack by bather top

A wonderful afternoon indeedy.

virtù - the lake

Things don’t have to be perfect to be awesome.

4 comments:

  1. Looks like a lot of fun was had by all :)

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  2. A very true final statement indeed...looks like a heap of fun had by you all. Xx

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  3. It looks like a fabulous time!

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  4. I've never been out there, looks like a popular spot! Love that photo of Ace. No point letting forgotten things stop anyone.

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