Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Jet - skiing in Inverloch, Victoria

Thank you for joining me on Day 10 of the April A to Z challenge. We're on a virtual tour Wandering Victoria*, this is armchair travel at it's best. Which is perfect for anyone like me, who is a bit of a wimp when it comes to jet-ski travel. 

Today we can be brave and race around the waves 
with the wind blowing in our hair... 
Come join me!

We're in Inverloch, Victoria a pretty seaside town in Gippsland,  named after Scotland's Loch Inver. But first, I need you to all wriggle into some wetsuits and find a life jacket if we're going out on these jet skis. Ha! That's me way out of my comfort zone before we even start!

Inverloch, Gippsland, Victoria
Don't worry you won't look out of place in Inverloch in a wetsuit, 
everyone wears one. You can even wear a wetsuit to the shops! 
Inverloch is great for all water sports, 
whether you want a sheltered swimming beach for a swim 
or a surf beach. 

Even in the height of Summer, you will need a wetsuit if you want to do some serious watersports. The weather can be variable, these pictures were taken in January, the middle of the school summer holidays! The kids below are Nippers which is Lifesaving Victoria's Surf education program for kids 5- 13 years.

Little Nippers, Inverloch Surf Life Saving Club
The Bass Strait has notoriously rough conditions, next stop Tasmania! However, Inverloch surf beach is patrolled by the life savers and is generally regarded as a good place to learn to surf because it's sheltered. The wide, flat sandbar usually produces gentler waves than elsewhere in the region. 

Okay time to bring  the jet-skis. Now I'm the biggest wimp when it comes to these sort of things, I'm the " Are you sure it's safe?" sort of pain in the A*** Mum, but this is virtual travel at it's best and like they say have you ever seen an unhappy person on a jet-ski? 

Let's go!
Linking with Mosaic Monday
With thanks to all the hosts

PS: Wander Victoria is an initiative of our Victorian State Government to encourage us to explore the charms of regional Victoria. You can find out more on my previous post here
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