It was a day when nothing much happened. The tents were positioned for maximum shelter against the hot sun. The water lapped happily at the edge of the sand bank, the children frolicked and splashed in the cool waters, mothers and fathers were grateful this idyllic spot was accessible to so many.
It was a time for taking it easy, reading a favoured book, throwing a ball, cooling off and generally re-energising oneself for the coming work week.
Picnic lunches, drinks shared, families bonding beautifully.
What a shame they didn’t see the approaching tsunami.