*Apologies for the lack of pictures on Day 3’s blog. We will make up for it on day 4*
Day 3 –
In the morning we got up, got dressed and walked into the clubhouse where we were met with delicious aromas from a variety of different foods. WE ate quickly as we were keen to get on to our next activities.
This morning we took part in bubble football, the ‘Leap of Faith’ and mountain biking. All of which were fun but the majority of people liked the Leap of Faith the best.
At the Leap of Faith most people gave it a try but some people were not keen to go too much outside their comfort zone. Other people attacked the climb tenaciously and courageously and enjoyed the challenge of making their ascent to the summit.
The mountain biking was good fun and their were a selection of various challenges similar to the ones we talked about yesterday. The most fun part of the mountain biking was going over the wee ramp and doing a little jump.
At bubble football today their was a momentous event. Harry ‘The Legend’ Bryson was on a mission to knock over as many people as possible especially Mr Graham. His elusive target claimed to never have been knocked over at bubble football by any children. Then, cometh the moment, cometh the hour, cometh the man, Harry stepped up to the challenge. With great speed and determination Harry launched himself forward towards his prey. He viciously propelled himself in the direction of Mr Graham. Like David toppling Goliath Harry was victorious as Mr Graham lay on his back seeing stars. Harry then proceeded to do a victory lap of the whole camp and tell everyone about his victory. He wanted to contact STV and our good friend Sean Batty to tell the world, but we managed to talk him out of it.
After lunch we went back to do some water sports. These included wind surfing, sailing and raft building. These were new activities this week and required a good deal of concentration in order to master them.
At the wind surfing we learned how to put the sail up and how to let the wind control our movements. It was tricky to balance on the board and many people fell off as a result of that. Although when you got the hang of it it was great fun.
At the raft building it was quite hard so we had to work together as a dream team in order to complete our task. We used rope, wood and big blue barrels to make our rafts. But we failed epically and none of us managed to make a raft. Even though it was not successful we had a blast having a go at the challenge.
The sailing was quite difficult to get the hang of for some of us whereas others like James Morton and Jamie Crumlish grasped the basics quite easily. We started off by assembling our sail boats and unfurling our masts. we then connected the various parts of the rigging and learned about the tiller. Once we were out on the open loch we traveled across to the other side of Loch Ken and had fun learning to adjust our sails as the wind speed dropped and picked up.
We also took part in the last rotation from the previous day so everyone has had a chance to try the slip&slide/water park, the kayaking and the stand up paddle boarding.
Day 3 has been awesome. We’ve had a really good laugh and learned some new and interesting skills. We are loving getting comments from home so please do reply to our blog. Your messages get read out at breakfast and it has made us very happy to know that you are still thinking of us even though we aren’t at home.
By Harry ‘The Legend’ Bryson and Jamie ‘The Genie’ Wardrop