ROTTNEST CAMP REPORT

Camp was great! We took the ferry on Wednesday morning and even though most of us got sick, we still made it to Rottnest. We rode to the barracks and had lunch and explored an abandoned army post while we where waiting to get the keys to the houses. The houses were named after the famous governors of WA Irwin ,Fitzgerald, Clark and Kennedy. Euan and I were in Irwin.

 

That night we had dinner then we walked to the town and the Governor (not the actual Governor) told us strange and peculiar stories that scared people’s socks off! We went to the graveyard and heard a story about a woman encountering a young ghost boy. For another story we went to the church and heard a story about a man staying in a hotel room next to the church and in the middle of the night he heard someone playing a piano-accordion but back in the church was merely a storeroom and no-one had been in it apart from the owner who had not been there in weeks.

 

The next morning we got up and went for a morning beach walk but in the middle track, rain and thunder bombarded us, so we had to run into an abandoned generator room.We managed to escape the room and we walked back to the governor circle and then had breakfast.

After that we rode on our bikes to the lighthouse and learnt about its history and we also walked up the light house but it was too windy to go to outside at the very top.

 

We rode back to the barracks and had lunch and then we finally got

 
   

to the beach and had a swim and a sand-couch building contest where Deondre, Euan, Theo, Jack and Toby won. It was amazing!

 

After that we had free time and had the worlds biggest basketball game against Vasse Primary School but they won 6-12 because they had double the amount of kids.

Later on, we had dinner and a man told us about stargazing, planets and the sun.

Later that night we played charades and we had to act out characters and movies that Mr Etheridge likes such as Spiderman, Big Bang Theory and Avatar. I also tricked my bunk into thinking that Nagisa’s Quokka plushie could move.

 

On the third and final day we had breakfast and packed our stuff. We then took a bus to Oliver Hill guns.

Our guide showed us around the guns and told us how they work and what they did to fire. We then went into the endless tunnels and we went through them and experienced how the guns generator sound (it was loud!) and what they went through every day.

 

After lunch and we rode down to town and played mini-golf and it was fun but also very tricky. An hour later we went into town and everyone used the rest of their money on junk food, ice cream and Quokka plushies. Sadly after that we had to go to the jetty and say our good byes to Rotto. Camp will be a thing that we will remember for the rest of our lives thanks to Mr Etheridge, Mrs Rose, Mrs Moy, Mrs Ferris , Ms Gotch , Ms Chandler , Eddie the cook and his team, the volunteers and everyone who helped  out.

Thank You!

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