Monthly Archives: August 2012

Homeward Bound

25th August 2012 by Buff

Saturday – Today we were all up early (6.30am) in order to get packed and sorted before breakfast. The van was loaded, bunk rooms were swept and mopped, the shower block was cleaned and then we changed into approved travel … Continue reading

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Final days…

25th August 2012 by Buff

Friday – All too quickly our last full day is upon us. The last sailing, climbing and canoeing activity groups went out, and by tea time, some happy but tired Explorers were looking forward to our end of camp party! … Continue reading

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An arrow, a ladder and a wobbly pole!

24th August 2012 by Buff

Thursday evening – Dinner was a choice from cheesy pasta bake or chicken and chips….or if you are a FreeSpirit, both! Well fed, we we all headed off for evening activities – extreme archery, Jacobs Ladder and the infamous “wobbly … Continue reading

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Sailing Thursday – Group 1

23rd August 2012 by Bomb Squad

This morning we set off bright and early for a spot of sailing….. well I say ailing in the loosest sense of the term. The problem was there was no wind… well actually there was plenty of wind but the … Continue reading

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Exams and Extreme Biking

23rd August 2012 by Buff

Thursday – Today we woke to some serious rain, a good cooked breakfast and an avalanche of emotions due to GCSE results. Our youngsters, who were in the hot seat, managed to negotiate poor mobile phone coverage together with an … Continue reading

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Glasgow…a day off and a “most excellent adventure”!

23rd August 2012 by Buff

Wednesday – Today was our rest day. Following our usual excellent breakfast, we all pilled into our trusty mini buses and headed back to Glasgow – specifically the Breahead Centre. This complex houses a very good shopping mall and Xscape … Continue reading

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Birthdays, birthdays!

21st August 2012 by Buff

Today was a great day for so many reasons…but two of the best were the birthday’s of Ian and Trystan. Many happy returns from us all…as usual, some serious cake was eaten by all! * WPG2 Plugin Not Validated * … Continue reading

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Re-discovering Kayaking

21st August 2012 by Buff

Tuesday – Today I was lucky to be out on the Loch with Steve (our Kayaking instructor for today) together with Jamal, Lukas, Kane, Matt, Gary and Trystan. The sun shone (for the most part) and Steve and I threw … Continue reading

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Tuesday…a “Squeeze” and a “Burn”

21st August 2012 by Explorers

21st August 2012 On the third day of activities, group one did “The Squeeze!”,  and “The Burn”, while group 2 were kayaking and canoeing on the Loch. On “The Loch”, a lot of people capsized which was apparently very cold … Continue reading

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Speedboats and a waterslide

20th August 2012 by Explorers

Monday – Sailing today for group two! But first we were taken out in the speed boats around the Loch. Flying around the Loch with Jamal at the helm chasing seagulls and jumping off of a bouy as a quick … Continue reading

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