Margaret River

LEARN HOW TO PADDLE BOARD – YEAH!

1/1/2015 – Seeing in the New Year – Margaret River Christmas/New Year Camp Part 10

Instructions

So, at the camp was Peter Miller, who had recently bought an inflatable paddle board – yes, you heard right, INFLATABLE.  Now this ticks all of my boxes, – you can paddle board, surf and wind surf on them.  It will pack up and go in your little car, or even on your bike if it must.  Nice and wide, so quite stable, ideal for the whole family.

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Start off on your knees he said, so that you can get your balance and the feel of the board.

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Hmm – we seem to be going out to sea!  Still I haven’t fallen off yet.  However, yes, still on my knees.

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That guy is an absolute show off.

Tilting

Whoa, tilting, tilting,

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Well, I managed to stand up but am still heading out to sea. Maybe I can steer a bit better now.

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Great, heading back to shore.

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Yes, I think I will survive this experience, where can I buy one?

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YOGA IN THE MORNING

31/12/2014 – Yoga – Margaret River Christmas/New Year Camp Part 8

Luckily we have some strong yoga supporters in the group.  Huilin offered to lead the early morning exercise much to the amusement of other campers.

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We even had a few little kids come out and start copying us.

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A good start to the morning.

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TIME TO GO CAVING

30/12/2014 – Giants Cave – Boranup Forest, WA   Margaret River Christmas/New Year Camp Part 7 

This cave is found in the Boranup Forest, near Witchcliffe.  Giants cave is one of the largest and deepest caves on the Leeuwin-Naturaliste Ridge at 575 meters long and 86 meters deep. The Leeuwin-Naturaliste Ridge, is a belt of granite and limestone.

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A great opportunity to experiment with my new camera, which did a wonderful job of taking photoes in the dark.

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But the best part of the whole experience was that this was a self guided tour, so we could have a good look around and really get the feel of what it would be like to just discover caves.

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Intrepid cavers.

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Access was rather tight in places.  And local smells weren’t always the best.  Lots of bats.

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Stalactites and stalagmites.

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And at last the end is in sight.

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A POEM FOR THE BIRTHDAY GIRL

29/12/2014 – Birthday Time – Margaret River Christmas/New Year Camp Part 6

I have been writing poems for some friends to thank them for their help last year.  It was very touching for me to get one back, thanks Linda, and so thoughtful to read it out loud to the whole group!  I just have to record it here for posterity.

PAMELA’S BIRTHDAY POEM

AOA is Action Outdoors Association based in WA

As this birthday has approached

Pamela has said, “No, no”

I don’t want a celebration.

I’m afraid of maturation.

I want to stay both young and free,

I want to hike and see the sea,

Read my Blog and you will see,

How AOA has set me free.

Perth’s my Kingdom, I’m the Queen,

I love the freedom and the fun, playing tennis in the sun.

The Queen of Jive, and Rock & Roll,

And round North Lake I like to stroll.

The op shops are my own domain,

And in this Kingdom I’ll remain.

Of Perth I am now a resident

And of AOA – Vice President.

All I want is a bit of work,

Some days of teaching special kids.

Just some cash to pay the rent,

And lots of time with my clarinet?

I swan around in Linda’s house,

Dispensing professional garden advice.

I do the cooking, eggs and ham,

Topped with garlic – parmesan.

I read the books, go to book club,

I do the shopping when I have to.

And wash the dishes when I must

I even vacuum, but never dust.

I mow the lawn and feed the cat

And visit neighbours for a chat.

But what I love to do the best,

Is plan cycle activities and rest.

And best of all we love you dearly,

You’ve brightened our lives, not just merely

The social side but also your get up and go,

Lifts all of us when we feel  low.

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