What could be dangerous about a sublime day paddling on the river?
Don’t get me started.
As the former aquatics director for a public parks and recreation organization, it continues to be my duty to remind people to be safe in the water.
This week’s Sunday Stills theme is “danger.”
In the photo above, our dogs seem to be on high alert for danger as I kayak on the river. You can barely see me. Thanks to my daughter for the cool image!
And I was wearing a life vest, like the one in the shot below.
Even Aero wears his life jacket when we go out on the paddle boards or kayak.
Every May, I post something about the importance of water safety, which coincides with National Water Safety Month, as the traditional start to summer begins this Memorial Day holiday weekend.
In a previous post from 2015, I share five tips for keeping your family safe on the water. Interestingly, “danger” was the prompt for this post when Ed hosted Sunday Stills!
A beautiful day out on a calm river or lake may look dreamy and fun, but danger is closer than you think. Regardless of what you believe about your own swimming abilities and others with you, the calm water can quickly change. A lifejacket WILL save your life!
Sadly, this is a common sight to see–too many lifejackets are still hanging up!
At least these school children exhibited good safety behavior as they explored shallow areas of the American River.
We continue to celebrate National Water Safety Month to bring awareness to the dangers of playing in and around the water without a life jacket. Please keep yourself and your loved ones safe by wearing one and insisting they do, too!Terri Webster Schrandt https://secondwindleisure.com/2017/05/09/danger-averted-too/
I’m posting some news and Sunday Stills themes for June on May 31st. Stay tuned!
I predict many of you will share your unique perspectives on danger this week for the Sunday Stills photo challenge, and they do not have to be water-related.
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