Jaimee's 1A Awesome Expo Print E-mail

Hi this is Jaimee from Bellarine. On Wednesday 1A and I went on our second and last expo. On the first day we walked from campus to Marlo which is about 8km then canoed over to Corringle Slips campground. That night we walked to the beach did a revision of the day, then walked over the massive dunes and did some star gazing, I learnt how to find south using the stars.

The next day we got back on the canoes and it was a really good day we canoed over 8km and on the way we had Holly falling out of the canoe, we lost sunscreen, Sara had a bit of trouble getting back in the canoe, Holly lost her watch and found out that the river was really deep.

1A's Awesome Expo

We had lunch at a place where the Curlip steamer starts. As the day wore on we all got a bit overtired and a bit crazy, so when we got to our second campground it was in a paddock that had cows in it. We had to set up a fence around where we were sleeping, eating and our toilet. At dinner Ben spilt pasta in cow poo, he then started picking it out, haha, best moment.

On our third day we canoed 4km to Lake Curlip, we got out of the canoes, ate our morning tea then started walking through paddocks, around a corner to see a road that was the start of a neighbouring mountain, we climbed that and then we turned around the corner thinking we had got there, no we hadn’t still had to go down then back up again. It was about 8km up Mount Raymond, at the end we were able to take our packs off and we felt 872342304kg lighter so we walked up the hill to the satellite tower. It was amazing to look out and see Marlo and the river and places we had canoed and slept. We then walked 1km down the hill to the bus, screamed when we saw the bus. It was such a good feeling to sit down, we sung at the top of our lungs to the CD in the bus.

Jaimee - Bellarine SC


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