Those things in the title were just some of the things we got to do on camp. We flew on the flying fox, built sandcastles that’d make a king jealous and found out an amazing array of facts about the estuary and life in the ocean.
Let me start with the lighthouse. Did you know there’re 136 steps? We puffed our way up those winding metal steps, all the way to the top. Did you know that the light shines out the front of the lighthouse but not the back? The back of the top section of the lighthouse is black so the light doesn’t shine down on the people of Aireys Inlet. Apparently the light didn’t always shine in the correct directions though. Perhaps you could have a read of Alex’s blog and find out what happened once upon a time.
When it came time to explore the estuary I was certainly glad to be putting my hot feet in that lovely cool water! We paddled in with our nets and scooped up some interesting creatures (and very carefully put them back at the end). If you’d like to find out more about those creatures have a read of some of the students’ blogs.
Did you know that Mrs Elder can fly? I saw it for myself! There she was, strapped into the flying fox harness, bravely stepping to the edge of the platform while I stood below and then, suddenly, away she flew! I could imagine the wind in her face and the excitement she must’ve felt as she raced along that high wire, coming to a sudden stop when the flying fox hook reached the tyre at the end.
Come and have a look at our very exciting student blogs and find out more about the adventures of Camp Wilkin.