As the stingrays' barbs swung around me with the familiarity of a happy dog, I couldn't help but tense as Steve Irwin came to mind, writes Rae Wilson.
A series of alleged videos and images have resulted in a man being charged with raping his former girlfriend as she slept.
From the Sarina Show, to game-changing tourism firsts and the crimes that rocked Mackay, here is everything you may have missed in the past week.
Fresh eye on Mackay: Relaxing walk along Town Beach turns into sprint from potential danger
Valued subscribers, here's what you might have missed this week - from babies, to parenting and schools, to the latest crimes.