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Written by Stephannie J- Roxburgh College   

Dock InletOn the 19th of October Roxburgh College and Red Cliffs SC set off on Expo! It was quite an extraordinary expo with lots of thrills and one or two spills. Merrinda led our little team of just 10 students into a wonderful and mysterious place called Dock Inlet. Along the way we all encouraged each other and helped out when needed. There was lots of fun to be had and we had all of it! One of those moments being Mr. Quin getting his arm stuck in the sand. We tried to have sing-a-longs on our journey but it didn’t quite work as we were all puffing and could never remember many words to the songs we tried to sing.

Our 7km hike along the beach didn’t seem anywhere near as long as I thought it would be and we did it in 4 and a half hours including our breaks for morning tea, lunch and any other rest breaks we decided to take. We picked some native spinach from the trail that led us through the bush and to Dock Inlet which most of us had in our dinner. Once we got to Dock Inlet and we set up our tents we found out that one of the boys tents was broken and didn’t zip up (Oh no!) so Delaney and I offered our tent and I bunked with Amy and Carina and Delaney bunked with Juanita and Merrinda. We all went down to the inlet before dinner and Milzy, Jack, Mr. Morton and I swam but the others decided it was too cold, well until Amy decided to join in and help the guys tackle me so that I was completely drenched! After our swim we all walked back up to the camp site and made dinner. Dinner was good, there’s nothing like the gritty feeling of dirt between your teeth! That night we did our review down by the inlet and I took some amazing photographs that I’m quite proud of and the team had a lot of fun being silhouettes against the horizon for me. Bedtime was next on the agenda for us and we all welcomed it! Bedtime also welcomed an unwelcome visitor to the one of the boys’ tent, a scorpion. It was only a little one but it scared the girls in my tent because one of us left our tent open... My team had all been camping before except me, I was a first timer and I think I slept better on the cold, hard ground than I do in my nice comfy bed at SRC. Breakfast and camp site pack up went smoothly and we were on the road by 8:45am. On the walk back to SRC we hit a bit of a dilemma, take the nice shady track or the wild overgrown track, half of us wanted nice and shady and half wanted wild and overgrown so it was up to Ben to make the decision and we ended up going with wild and overgrown. The hike was quite easy with the encouragement of the team. Again the team made good time and was back at SRC by 2pm. Of course we had our expo clean up which we did in good time and we were all done just in time for the day’s community goal.

Well done 1B, great expo.1B at Yeerung Bridge


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