Lake Macquarie History

Lennox's story. Caves Beach Public School shared stories project 2022

photo: caves beach

It is easy to wake up in the freezing cold morning at 6.30am. In the morning, my wetsuit is a s tight as boa constrictor wrapping its coils around my legs. When I’m paddling out, the heavy waves smash and hurl me around like I’m in a washing machine. When I get up, I have no breath left. When I get out the back, I might have a school of mullet rushing at me. I never know what’s behind it.

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