Not strictly at the waters edge but nearly. Last summer I was asked to do some Physics experiments with a group of youngsters and I have to say they were enthusiastic.
I’m a great fan of the library and they have been good to me so I was ‘volunteered’. One of my requests was that David, the librarian, should take part. He was going to get wet !
The experiment was the old trick with water in an upturned glass. All went well for David until I pulled the card away. The kids screamed with delight and dutifully lined up to try the trick themselves. After a while, as they were having too much fun, they gave up on the card and ‘Poor’ David just got the glass of water.
I think he’s volunteered for this year again !