Only kidding!! Flagbreak, at 9.15 in the pouring rain, started our first full day of activities. The unit was split into 4 groups and proceeded to take part in the following activities – kayaking; raft building; abseiling; “all aboard” (a 30 foot tall wobbly pole); Jacobs ladder; orienteering and archery. Whilst the Explorers were getting seriously physical in their chosen activity, the responsible leaders had to check out the local town (2 shops, 2 pubs and around 23 houses…and a huge expanse of water) – check out the photos – Mid morning did see the sun come out and the rain disapate – long may it last!
Ben (a non swimmer) was last seen paddling his raft furiously down Loch Goil towards Glasgow – thankfully we do have partial mobile phone coverage and were able to get a message out to warn Glasgow of their impending peril! Fil (aka Dan) was narrowly beaten by “talkative Will” in the “who’s the best Robin Hood competition”. If the judges had allowed more points for dress rather than shooting the arrows, I’m sure Fil’s green tights would have won him the day!
Due to extremely rough atmospheric weather in our immediate vicinity (i.e. Mike’s snoring), his long suffering good lady (Mel) had to retire after lunch for some much needed rest! An impending move 4 doors down the dormitory is now very likely for young Mike (aka Osama)!