ES­CAP­ING THE HEAT

WEATHER IS A SHOCK TO THE SYS­TEM AS MER­CURY CLIMBS TO NEAR 40°C HEAT

Shepparton News - - FRONT PAGE - By Laura Briggs

News jour­nal­ist Laura Briggs and pho­tog­ra­pher Me­gan Fisher braved the hot streets of Shep­par­ton yes­ter­day af­ter­noon to see what lo­cals were up to in the first blast of sum­mer.

They found more peo­ple were in­doors than out, but there were still a few keen souls out and about in the near 40°C heat.

Some were still will­ing to take the dog out for a walk or take a bike ride, while oth­ers kept cool with a splash at Aquamoves or in­dulged in af­ter­noon ice-creams.

Many de­scribed the weather as a shock to the sys­tem and not ex­actly their ideal tem­per­a­tures, but ev­ery­one agreed the sum­mer ahead would pro­vide plenty of swim­ming op­por­tu­ni­ties.

Fam­ily time: Jor­dan and Pa­tri­cia Spencer em­brace the sum­mer with a visit to Vic­to­ria Park lake.

Cool­ing off: Dani with chil­dren Say­lor, 2, and Pay­ton Gled­hill, 5, mak­ing use of Aquamoves’ out­door pool area.

Swim time: Broth­ers Key­han, 10, and Zade Er­dogdu, 7, em­brace the heat at the pool.

Water fun: Oc­tavia Welsh, 3, is all smiles at the splash park.

New ad­ven­ture: Flynn Ca­wood, who moved to Shep­par­ton this week, was brav­ing the heat on the ramps.

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