Despite some initial reluctance the raft builders had great fun and rounded the session off with a dip in the lake. This afternoon our budding William Tells were let loose with bows and arrows and challenged to go round the low ropes course.
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Thursday July 30th.
All safe and sound after a night sleeping in shelters and living on a 24 hour ration pack. This afternoon was canoeing.
A very wet day hiking and biking. The older Scouts cycled around Kielder Water and our younger members walked along part of the very scenic Lakeside Trail and visited the Bird of Prey Centre. At the moment I only have photos from the Bird of Prey centre.
Sunday July 26th
Hopefully I am getting the hang of this internet thingy. Today is Kayaking (sorry no pictures as they went to a different part of the lake) and Sailing (pictures somewhere on this page I hope) day. And yes the weather is drier than in Formby, sunshine this morning and cloudy this afternoon.
Tonight we hope to go on a boat ride and then hike back to site.
Well the day draws ever nearer – the advance party sets off on Friday to secure the site for all on Saturday.
Remember to bring personal kit to the hut on Friday between 7 and 8p.m. for loading. Meet at the hut 8 a.m. on Saturday for prompt departure and don’t forget a packed lunch, soft drinks and waterproofs.
We will post news and photos during the week so keep an eye on this site.