I've enjoyed hitting the beach and pool so far over the summer and taken along the wide A4 sketchbook. I love this format but it doesn't work well on screen. Luckily the French sketcher Lapin sent me some code to add these slidey windows below so you can see them in closer detail. The top one is Cheltenham Beach on New Years Day which was pumping with sketchable action with kids (of all ages) jumping off the floating platform, America's Cup yachts zooming past, paddle boarders and swimmers.
Then a few weeks later down to the Hawke's Bay for a couple of days. The kids have been at us to take them to Splash Planet again. It's been quite a few years since they were there and the weather was so nice we caved in. It's a crazy place, a bit like a Disney Land for water slides and how I imagine the Gold Coast water parks must be. This is the 'Lazy River' below where a continuous stream of people mostly grinning from ear to ear float past propelled by the current.