Day 1. We started the day at the early time of 7:30 (practically a lie in) and started off with some continental breakfast cooked in our very own oven- A welcomed addition compared to our usual camp stove. After a ruff exit from the marina we promptly moved along to our first obstacle of the day-A lock. Explorers both diving the boat and opening the gates we eventually made it through, with some extra dents. After a few more locks we turned around (just about) and went back the way we came. We continued past our original marina, each taking a turn at driving. After a series of back breaking locks and some close encounters with other boats, we came to Braunston tunnel. We took a while getting through the seeming less endless void only to exit into moonlight. We quickly moored up and cooked dinner. After we devoured our delicious dinner (cooked by me) we headed straight to bed. Somehow, Narrowboating takes up more energy that anything I’ve ever done in explorers.
Day 2. We awoke at a similar time, but to with bacon rolls added to our breakfast kindly cooked by the leaders. After tying off ...
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It’s been a great first few days here in Wales. After a relaxed (and very wet) afternoon setting up camp and a curry on Saturday, we sent the DofE expedition group on their way, and due to the wet weather we visited a local climbing and bouldering centre which was a really fun challenge for the explorers. After a fantastic roast dinner we settled in for the night before embarking on a waterfall walk the following morning, where we saw some fantastic scenery. Some more onsite activities made us hungry for lovely homemade pizza. Today we enjoyed crate stacking, which wasn’t so easy because of the sloped ground. We then visited a leisure centre for a swim and enjoyed some fantastic slides and pools. All in all we have had a fun start to this years summer camp and we look forward to some great activities over the next few days, some of which the explorers have not experienced before.