Wednesday 6 April 2016

Three days at camp under our belt.

Today felt like our busiest day yet. We hit the ground running with a quick trip up Baldwin St. The keen ones raced and the rest of us followed. Forest were victorious in the Jaffa roll, Mountains cracked in half a few metres into it and Coast disappeared into the gutter. Next it was off to the Otago Museum. Over the next four hours we walked through the university and down iconic Castle St to the botanical gardens and bird avery, and explored the museum and butterfly forest. We greeted our friendly bus drivers again at three and then it was off to Moana Pool. At the rate the children rushed up and down the hydro-slide, they weren't as tired as we thought they were! After a nourishing dinner, it was evening activity time. The little blue penguins were well worth the 45 minute wait, as we watched them waddle up the beach towards us. Andrew from Hair-Raiser Tours entertained, educated and spooked us, as we toured the streets around the Octagon, learning about it's darker history.

And they're off!

Our five fastest finishers.

We all made it!

Ready, set, roll ...

Otago University

Playing in the gardens.

Butterfly encounters.

These pics are self-explanatory. It was fun on that slide!

That's them down on the sand. Safety in numbers.

On their way to their nests, right under our feet.

Andrew tells us of the fate faced by Mr Ward when he opened an explosive parcel.

There were a whole raft of responses to the stories we heard.

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