Treasure hunts are such fun things, whether it is at a kids party, out in the bush or at the beach!
As kids we were always poking around, looking under bushes for lizards, or climbing trees to look for bird nests. I don’t know how we never came across snakes in some of the places we used to hang out, but we never did!
Poking around in rock pools looking for crabs and checking out penguins has been some of the highlights of the swimming lessons. Often when we go to the beach we’re on long stretches of beach, chasing the deep water where all the yummy, large fish inhabit, not cruising around the rocks. So it’s not something we get to do often.
Amanda found this amazing starfish in one of the rock pools that shelter the bay where the swimming lessons are held. Alive and beautifully coloured, she brought it back so the younger kids, who aren’t allowed onto the rocks, could see it before carefully returning it to the exact place she found it. How she could pick it up was beyond me, but I found it amazing (having never seen a live one before) so with my hands tucked firmly behind my back, I studied it carefully!