Day 1 🙂
The One Direction’s new album Midnight Memories (available now) was blasting from the speakers as I got changed, not into school clothes though and it was not the weekend. Yes that’s right it is camp time.
Once I had finished getting ready I jumped in the car soon to get on a bus.
It was time to get on the bus for about 5 hours and then go to a motel. The bus ride was very boring but then we had a very informational talk from a bus driver Frank who took us everywhere for the whole camp.
Our first stop was Narana Creations which is a aboriginal place.
Recess was first,then we went boomerang throwing I threw it well and after that we went for a bush walk kind of thing. I saw paintings an learnt how to make paint, how to make boomerangs, what some bush tucker is called and lots more.
For the first day we had our packed lunches. I ate my food then went on the playground.
The third stop was a small old inactive VOLCANO! It was only a short stop but it had spectacular view. (If you go there it is a fabulous photo opportunity)
Finally after a long day we arrived at the motel. With the smell of KFC greeting us we get all our stuff and found out our cabins (rooms). I was with Maddie and Brigitte. I learnt that you can have a good time even if you aren’t very good friends with some one also you can make friends with people when you spend time with them.
We went to Macy’s Bistro for dinner. It was a self-serve place it had all sorts of food like chicken,spaghetti and potato cakes. We sat down in the seats tat we would be sitting in for the week I was on a table with a lot of people but around me was Grace, Amelia, Brigitte and Astrid.
After dinner we had a quiz. I was in team seven with Shakira,Julian,Bobby and Eden. We were doing really well at answering the question until it came to capital cities. We were definitely not good at that we didn’t get even half right. But when it came to music we were really good we got only 2 wrong. We were first most of the quiz, but in the end we came a equal second with another team.
It turned out that Brigitte (who is in my cabin) came first and Maddie (who is in my cabin) I came equal second with her team so my cabin had all placed in the top 2!
It was a very early morning leading on from late night. I rushed to get changed. Finally after a long time of putting my shoes on, finding a good out fit and making sure my hair was perfect I was ready to go to breakfast. I walked in to find some very BIG tables I went and got my favorite cereal Coco Pops and sat down. But not for long, I was sitting in Bobby’s seat so I had to move.
First we went to the historical place Flagstaff Hill. It was a bit like Sovereign Hill. Fist we had a talk on whaling and the boats that they used. we got to see the boat the were made out of wood. We were told that it was very ruff out on the sea also very cold, but the whalers had to wear their normal clothes which means it would be VERY COLD.
Once we had finished the interesting talk we were given a challenge. We had to go round the lace finding the answers to questions. Brigitte and I were in a team. We raced around the place looking at stuff,learning new stuff and also having a great time. We were one of the last groups getting back but we answered every question bar one. We had really good and informative answers and got all of them right!!!
Lunch was sandwiches ,fruit , juice and cake.
The cheese tasted yuck.
There was a big flying fox it was super awesome and there was a easy maze.
The next activity was going into the most recent volcano that has erupted. We went in and saw lots of trees. (Not what you would really expect in a volcano.) We went on a walk around the volcano and even saw a lizard. We had the chance to throw a boomerang as-well.
After the walk in the boiling hot weather we sat down and made… kites. Everyone had a different design from animals to rainbows and even ones that said “lol” on them. People were like scavengers trying to find the coloured markers that they wanted. We had to get sticks on them which worked as a frame and when we got ribbons on them I was surprised how long they were. When everyone had finished I left the room wondering “will it fly?”
We had staring completions to pass the time of waiting to be called up. The food was the same and people were spilling the water as usual.
The night show was at Flagstaff Hill. As we walked in I remembered what I was doing a few hours ago. We were sitting down ready for the show. A video started playing everyone was quiet. when the video had finished the screen lifted up revealing Flagstaff Hill. My favourite part of the show was when the peacock’s head and only the head was coming out of the water it looked really funny!
I walked to the breakfast room but I didn’t make it there Jess told me to change my clothes because I was wearing shorts, a T-shirt and a beanie and that was all.
So I went back to my room put some long pants on and a hoodie. I walked into the breakfast room to see that no one from my room had the key!! I ate my Cocco Pops and went back to my room. It was very embarrassing having to get Liz to open our door. 😐
The first activity was going to the adventure playground. I went on the Flying Fox I and I felt like I was FLYING! There were big slides, a rope climbing thing and even little islands. We stayed there for a long time!
(For this activity you have to wear shoes that can get wet.)
This activity was rock pooling. We went through some safety stuff before we went to the rocks. I was a bit put off when she said there might be some blue ringed octopuses. 😮
Luckily there was NONE of them at all. PHEW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We saw a lot of sea creatures in the small pools of rocks I held a crab and even found an enemy.
Exactly the same as usual.
Fishing. Fishing was OK but I didn’t catch anything. a few people did.Time to go back to the past, in the past there has been a competion between the boys and the girls who catches the most fish. The girls have won for the past three years. But would that record be kept? In the first group Theo caught one fish (Theo goes fishing quite a lot.) Ignacia caught one, 1 to boys and 1 to girls. But then there was a great come back from the girls Molly and Madeline caught them. So that is 1 boys and 3 girls. It all came down to the second group but the boys in my group were just lucky that day. But at the end of the day the it was a draw between girls and boys. So the girls still have won every year. (pretty much.)