April's Account of Expo 2 with 1B Print E-mail

On the 31st of August, 1B set off for their second Expo. We went along the whale watching track to the sand dunes where we had DEARR We went along to the beach. When we got to the beach we started walking toward Marlo. When we were a few meters from the blue hole we asked Cullem (navigator) how for to blue hole? He said that we were a Kilometre from it. We looked to the right, Hey is that Zevon. So if we hadn’t seen Zevon we would have got lost.

April's Expo Group

When we met 1A with the canoes we talked for a while then we took the canoes to start the canoeing part of the day. We stop and had lunch on the side of Frenches Narrow. We headed off and we had to stop to pull the canoes because the water was too shallow. We got to the campsite and set up our tents. We went to the beach and played a game of Fox Holes. We had so much fun playing that. When it started getting dark we went back to camp. We started making the nachos for our entree. When everyone had eaten and we were packed up we lighted the fire and I did the review. Once we had done the review we had marshmallows and told stories around the camp fire. We had such a great day one of expo.

Day 2 we got up, packed up and had breakfast. We had a couple of photos on the pier then we left. We had such a great day. We played canoe tiggy on the way. We made SRC history. We got to camp at 12:15; our teachers said that it was a record. We set up our tents and then went to the top of the hill and played 40-40 home base. We played that for most of the afternoon. We had afternoon tea and then we went to the creek and watched the boy’s fish. While the boys fished the girls at teacher did yoga on the bridge. When we went back to camp we did a core session. After a day of canoeing we thought that we were pretty cool. We then had tea. When everyone was finished and everything was packed up we lit the fire, did review, told stories and had marshmallows around the fire. We had the best night.

We had to get up early the next morning because we had to be on the water by 7. We got up early and we packed up had breakfast then we left for the last day of expo. We got on the water and a canoed to Lake Curlip. When we got to the paddock we had to get the canoes to the gate which was 300m away. We had to walk through mud and water with our back packs. Then when all the canoes where at the gate we started off again. We started walking and when we got to the bottom of the mountain we started going up. At the end of our first little hill we had a quick drink break. Then we kept on going we came to a part in the road where we could chose if we wanted to take the 4WD track or the walking track and get there ten minutes faster. We went up the walking track. It was a bit steep at the start but as we went up it got easier. Great job guys, when everyone had had a drink and a rest we had lunch. After lunch we had the review and had a group photo. We then went down to meet the cars.

Great Expo 1B

April - Boort Secondary College


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