Bridget and Johari's Rest Day Print E-mail

Bridget and Johari's Rest Day

Yesterday was our second rest day and it was a very productive day for most of us. Some people went surfing, some stayed back at campus to cook and work on passports. In the evening we had our Market Night, which everybody in the community got involved in. There was yummy food (rumballs, popcorn, ice-cream & pancakes), face painting, fortune telling, mystery boxes, card tricks, crafts, hair chalk, and hair dressing. Over all it was a very enjoyable night.

Something that I have enjoyed is surfing. I pretty much was waiting for that class since day one. On Friday I had my first surf lesson, it was a lot harder than I thought but I still stood up on the board a few times in the end. Yesterday was a rest day so me and a few others went to Cape Conran and had a surf. The waves were bigger and a lot more aggressive than when I had the lesson but I still stood up. I would say that the most fun part of surfing is wiping out. I got dunked like so many times, I thought I was going to drown but of course I didn’t. This was my first time surfing and I already Love it!!!!

By Johari - Victoria University and Bridget- Camperdown College   


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