Monday, 27 August 2012

Creature from the Ultra-Smelly Lagoon

On a recent trip to Witty’s Lagoon, some children pause to pose with their mother along the lagoon trail that leads to the ocean:



















It was a fine day for an outing...



















Oh, the hijinx they got up to upon arriving at the shore... stone skipping and flamingo-legging were but part of the adventure:



















All this guy wanted was to find some sand – and sand he did find:



















But earlier, back at the lagoon, we noticed a man - a somewhat silly man it turns out - flailing about in knee to waist high water. He did not appear in any real danger - the water was calm and, again, only knee to waist high - but he certainly seemed to have lost all composure and decorum as he continually fished for something down by his feet. Turns out this man had brought from home two, what he described as, perfect skipping stones. He had marvelled at the fact that, having skimmed them expertly across the salty surface, they were essentially retrievable as they both landed on the sandbar halfway across the lagoon. Determined to be reunited with his stones, the man ventured into the gooey/ mega-smelly muck only to be thwarted by its quicksand-like properties. His feet had got stuck in 14 inches of muddy clay and he couldn’t move. Soon his left sandal (I’m guessing) was wrenched from his foot and thus began the half hour of flailing/ fishing in an effort to find the missing shoe. Cell phones were ruined, wallets were moistened, egos were bruised. All the while a family stood nearby mocking him offering encouragement. We got some pictures but had to obscure the man's face to protect him from further embarrassment...

























video = crap/ audio = priceless...
Lagoon Drama from mesmith on Vimeo.

3 comments:

rumomma said...

Thanks for the belly busting laugh

Rachel said...

But did he retrieve the perfect skipping stones? Or was it all for naught? (Well, not all for naught, as it has resulted in a fabulous story and hilarious accompanying video, thanks to a budding documentarian.)

Mister Smith said...

he did not and he was sad