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Excited about new experiences

This week has been really busy! It’s been fun coming back and I cannot believe how fast it’s been going!!

Some of my favourite parts from this week have been: meeting Barry Heard, photography with David Tatnall, surfing, caving, and surviving Enviro. bike. Barry Heard was an amazing and inspirational person! He has written three books (two of which I am buying) and his story of being in the Vietnam War and his life before the army was amazing! I cannot wait to read his books!

Now photography was hands down, one of the best things that I’ve done here and to top it off I saw dolphins for the first time. When I saw some of the photos that Mr. Tatnall has taken I thought there was no way I’d ever be able to take photos like that with a manual or my own camera. Turns out there was nothing wrong with the camera…but maybe there was with me! I am now loving photography and I think I’m going to take photos at every opportunity now!

Surfing is getting better every time but last rest day is a completely different story. There was next to no waves and when there was they were only tiny but somehow I still managed to stand up and I had the best time.

Caving was so much fun! The Royal Cave was beautiful and I absolutely loved it although I don’t know how much I loved the wild cave. It was a good challenge although it really pushed my limits at times – tight spaces and heights aren’t exactly my thing! Surviving Enviro.

Bike was a major achievement as I haven’t really gone for a bike ride in a couple of years and surprisingly I made it (with the encouragement of my friends)! I have had an amazing week and cannot believe that it’s almost over!

Chloe -Hopetoun P-12 College


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