When I was a kid, the things we had to beware of around the water were broken glass, sharp rocks, and places where the lake or creek bed suddenly dropped off into deep water. Other than that, it was a lot of fun to hang out and play on a sandy lake beach or on the rocky banks of our favorite creek. ………………..
Unfortunately, times have changed. Today, I would be afraid to let my kids pick up the trash we might find at a lake or creek. Besides the beer cans and condoms that always seem to litter any sort of hangout that gets hidden in the darkness of night, there is a true danger lurking in many public places.