On Friday afternoon after school a week ago (yes, I haven’t had time to post) the kids went to the Olympic pool, and after return spent some time in our vinyl puddle. On Saturday we went to a birthday party at the Splash Water World water park in Amanzimtoti. I was roped in to keep an eye on the grandkids, which involved taking some of the rides with them.
If you should visit Water World, do take some calming pills
Unless you are a person who will thrive on chills and thrills:
Some of the chutes and slides you ride are seriously scary,
And not the sorts of places for the timid, so be wary
Of the twists and convolutions that the stomach can’t abide —
When they wiggle, it seems likely you’ll be slopped right over-side,
And the place where you are spat out is a maelstrom in full spate
Which may drag you underwater, or on wall can bash your pate.
(It was fun!)
The afternoon was taken up with the Swimming School Gala, where the grandkids acquitted themselves well. They kept their cool in the pool and cool in the heat and the heats, with R winning all of hers and J only bombing out a bit on backstroke to come second or third — at that point I suddenly ran out of charge for the camera so was distracted.
We went for lunch on Sunday at the Point Watersports Clubs’ beachsite. We may as well enjoy it before it becomes a major construction area as is planned. Who knows when the new club watersport facilities there will be ready.