According to figures stated in todays Sydney Daily Telegraph there have been twelve shark attacks on surfers in NSW during the past 12 months.( people should not swim in the sharks dining room.)
New South Wales Premier Politician, Mike Baird, has been quoted as saying, 'He will not install shark nets on NSW's Killer coast to protect beachgoers' even after another young surfer was mauled by a monster great white shark yesterday, ( Well if he does not wish to do it, Why not get someone else), I had no idea politicians were moonlighting; don't they get paid enough already or has someone misquoted the Premier.
The last time I swam in the ocean was at Cronulla NSW 1945. It was so different then to what it is now but the perils in the ocean were the same. At the time , I was swimming about 100 metres from the beach when a bell was ringing, being a POM (Englishman ) I thought it was the 'Ice Cream vendor, , I paid little notice until a person yelled "Shark" with the assistance of an old fashioned loud hailer. Fear and the need for survival gave me the impetus for speed on that occasion which I doubt I would ever again exceed.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
Vest.... back soon.