Our run of extraordinarily fine weather continues.
We used it yesterday for lunch on the grass at Williams Park, Days Bay. It was also the occasion of granddaughter
Grace’s Maggie’s eleventh birthday. While the adults (OK, the ladies) were setting up lunch, the youngsters raced around the park playing soccer. The skills these youngsters displayed was quite impressive. Lunch was relaxed and delicious.
A little while later, those who were dressed for the occasion went swimming. Our grandchildren Grace and Isaac live in Queensland so there was initially a sharp intake of breath as they felt the chill of Wellington Harbour, but once they got going there was no stopping them.
They were encouraged in their daring by their uncle Anthony (Ants) who seems to know no fear. They all took turns at diving or jumping from the platform erected for the purpose by the local council.
Day’s Bay was busier than I’ve ever seen it, and the ferry from the city kept bringing more people.
The youngsters swam from the wharf out to a diving pontoon, accompanied by Ants to make sure no-one got into difficulty. After a rest on the pontoon, they returned to the park to resume the games.
I am inordinately proud of all my family.