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My best weekend ever!

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Shirleyann tells us why Ardentinny was so special...

When I went to Ardentinny, I didn't know what I was doing, or what was going on, but it was just the best experience I've ever had.

Meeting with other people was the best.  We all got on.

We made our own lunch.  Never complained about it.  The food was just the best ever.

It was good getting to know my room mates better.  If  someone wanted  help,  we were always there to give them a helping hand.

sanightwalk.jpgOn our first night in Ardentinny, we did a night walk.  I was the leader.

I thought I couldn't do it.  But I put my mind to it and found I could.

I gave everyone directions.  Everyone had to listen to me because we only had two torches.

When I was finished, I have never felt so happy.  It was the greatest experience ever.

The next day we gathered our lifebelts, and other kit, and walked down to the beach.  We had to work in a team to connect two canoes together.  We carried the canoes down to the water.  We listened to instructions about how paddle and steer the canoe.

It was really hard.  I enjoyed playing games with the people in the other canoe.  It was a great laugh.  I really liked seeing everyone enjoying themselves.

In the afternoon, we went gorge walking.  It was great because we spent about two hours walking up to our knees (or waist) in the water.   It was great for team building.  Everyone gave a helping hand when people were falling.  We just got back up and had a laugh about it.

sabeach.jpgThe rocks were very slippy.   When we came to the end, we had to climb up through a waterfall.  When I got to the top, I was the happiest person in the world.  I had a smile on my face you couldn't take away.

I would definitely go back again.  It was an experience I will never forget.

September 2014