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Married to Tony mother to 2 children Lucas 23, Gemma 26 & her boyfriend Sean. Carer for 2 crazy Jack Russells. I'm dyslexic so excuse any mistakes. The Stitching Room is where I spend my time playing with Clarice (my camera) and Bernie (my sewing machine). Come on in and see what I'm up to.

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

My World Tuesday # 11 In Memory of Nick


On the 16th of December 2004 Nick was taken by a shark off of West Beach, he was with some mates being pulled behind a boat on a surf board just having fun. I didn't know Nick personally but I can remember that day as if it was yesterday it was late in the afternoon and I heard it on the radio on my way home from work, all the news break said was that a teenage boy had been taken by a shark. It made me go cold as Lucas quite often went to the beach for a swim after school. West Beach is about 15 minutes from our house Lucas was at the beach that afternoon but he was at Grange.
Sean was a close friend of Nicks they went to school together, each year there is a surf competition in memory of Nick as he was a keen surfer as is Sean.
It was on Saturday it was cold and windy and the conditions not great however that didn't matter.

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At midday all the competitors paddled out and formed a circle, reflected for awhile then

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headed off to catch some waves

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Nicks parents have set up a trust in his name all proceeds made from it go to the surf life saving association which helps keep this in the air.

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The first prize in the raffle was a flight in the helicopter I was sooooo desperate to win it but sadly I didn't.
The gulls didn't like the helicopter.

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Sadly the conditions were not great here is Sean catching a wave.

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Along with the surfers there were these guys

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I was amazed at how far they can get out of the water.

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I loved the way this boy got into the water.

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Thanks to the guys at My World for hosting this fun way to travel around the world.

1 comment:

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Amazing pictures! Love the one of the bird.