Lunch time and everyone is back on shore for lunch. Notice the kids perched on the lifeguard stand, which is now gone. Learning how to scale this platform was a right of passage for many CRYC youth when they were very small. I must admit, I was sad to see it go. Although a cautious mother, Conquest Beach and this lifeguard stand represented to me the kind of freedom I had when I was a young child - to explore, to take chances, to become more competent, beyond the gaze of our parent's eyes.