A Visit…

Today the yacht club received some little visitors from a nursery school. The children have been learning about the ocean and things to do with that, so the principal of the school asked if some of the  children could come for a visit.

They duly arrived and were shepherded into the playpen area of the club, since that is the most secure part and there was no danger of little ones falling into the water.

Let me say, here and now, my hat goes off to all child and baby photographers! Oh my, how do they do it?? There were about 25 children ranging in ages from about 3 – 5 years old. Trying to get a photo before they turned their sweet little heads and looked the other way or to get them to stay still for a second proved nigh impossible! It did not help either that I was highly amused at the antics of them all. I got so distracted at times that I forgot to photograph some of the amusing goings on. There were also some tussles and tears over various things. One little boy did not want to take off the life jacket for others to “have a go”. Another one, did not like someone else taking over the tiller.

The Commodore of the club organised for a boat to be rigged up in the playpen…

Showing them the ropes!The Commodore also organised for one of the members to come along and sail a yacht in front of the playpen area, so the children could see a “boat in action”…

This little fellow in the boat was the one who did not want to give up the life jacket…

After a short while, the novelty of the boat wore off and the playground equipment proved much more exciting. After all, one can only take so much education!

I cannot tell you how many photos I took of this group. The poor teachers tried so hard to get everyone in the picture at the same time, but I don’t think they succeeded!

And this is how we go back to the bus…

I hope the children had as much fun as I did!

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