Sailing into friendship
NEW kids on the block Chanelle and Courtney Whithorn got their first taste of life on the Tweed with a day on Cudgen Creek at Jack Julius Park, Kingscliff, on Monday.
Chanelle, 16, and Courtney, 11, moved to the Tweed from the UK just this month to start a new life with their family in Banora Point.
“Mum thought it would be a good way to meet some new people and get a good introduction to the area,” Chanelle said.
“The weather here is much different than it is back in the UK. We wouldn't be out on the water if we were back there.
“We really enjoyed all the activities on the day. Kayaking was the best.”
About 30 kids and even some parents and grandparents went along to the day hosted by Tweed Shire Council and youth services group SAILS (Anglican Sailing Adventures In Life Skills).
While some kids were satisfied with just playing in the shallow water and building sand castles, while others indulged in activities like volleyball, kayaking, sailing and speeding around on a power boat.
There was also a sausage sizzle.
SAILS volunteer Judy Austin said another day was scheduled for yesterday but was cancelled due to a lack of participants.
“We've been doing this for four years and we've never had to cancel a day because of that,” Ms Austin said.