Lifeguard for a Day

Imagine a warm, sunny Saturday on a typically-beautiful Australian beach. What do you see?

Smooth, rolling waves?

The sun warming bathers hoping to top up their tans?

Surfers patiently waiting for the perfect wave?

All quite probable findings. On this particular day, I wasn’t quite that lucky, unfortunately. It was my day to see what it was like to be an Australian lifeguard and the weather was not cooperating. Regardless of the rain coming down at different angles, however, the lifeguards on duty were all business. As you would expect, they take their job seriously from the moment their feet hit the sand. Don’t get me wrong, however, they do like to have fun, but never at the expense of the safety of beach-goers.

Guarding in the rain