Coastal Challenge and Curlip Ride Print E-mail
Written by Corey, Snowy Student Term 3 2009   

Ahhh! I didn’t want to get up this morning; my bed was too comfy! But I ended up hauling myself out for the day ahead of me.
After the 7:30 headcount, we were notified of the day’s activities. Today everybody had the coastal challenge and the Curlip tour. For the coastal challenge, we were shown some pictures of places around Marlo. We had to find them and take pictures which replicated the ones we were shown. It was awesome! My group, the SRC hoods: Gina, Emma, Ryan, Brendan and I, found at least half of them. Some of them were really hard to find, like there was this place we had to find and it was called the “yellow house” and it took forever to find.  But overall, all was well, but we still don’t know who won the challenge because it hasn’t been announced yet.
As for the Curlip tour, after the challenge we were driven to the Brodribb River and we boarded the Curlip, which is a paddle steamer boat. It was a very magnificent vessel and was a pleasure to be on there. We were shown all along the river and talked to by the crewman about the river. It was very interesting. Along the bank we saw a massive sea eagle’s nest perched up in a tree. After travelling so far on the Brodribb River, we arrived at Curlip Lake, where we made a U-turn to go back. Along the way we stopped at a certain point and walked up a slight incline. At the end, we reached a sheltered area with heaps of display cases showing information about the Curlip; some of the information was very fascinating.
After a very long day, we ventured back home the same way we got there; by bus. Unfortunately, we were greeted with the community walk/run, but we put up with it.Smile
By Corey-Werrimull Secondary


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