Week 17 – Saturday 22 September to Friday 28 September 2012
You’re bluffing if you think you can take on the ocean.
You’re kidding yourself if you think you can conquer the sea.
You’re in no-man’s land if you don’t know what you’re doing.
About eight years ago I took my sons, then about 11 and 7, to Urquhart Bluff, between Anglesea and Aireys Inlet. We tried snorkelling in rock pools between two bluffs. We mis-read the tide. We were lucky two fishermen were nearby. The five of us clambered around and over rocks to safety as the tide came in. Safe on the sand of the main beach we relieved the tension by going for a swim. A careful swim, as all swims should be.
It was rather more peaceful this week, when I visited on the Tuesday. (Other swims this week were at Williamstown, Eastern View and Breamlea.)