On the 21st of April the Tall Poppies went to Waimarino to start off camp. The rules were: no running, no swearing, and no saying it’s cold. I was nervous about actually doing it. I pulled on my wet suit - big-baggy legs and buckled on a red, small life jacket for Kayaking. We had to do righty–tighty, lefty-loosey.
My kayak went the wrong way. Finally, I got going standing up and Aston bumped me and I tumbled into the freezing cold Wairoa River.
Kayaking was not for me so I ran up the steps with my yellow mat determined to have a go on the slide. It was slow to begin with but then I got faster and faster. Somehow, the mat landed on top of me!
The FCO was hard to get up on. I helped Lilly and Pia and pulled them on to the tramp. That was my main job. Jenna pushed me off on top of Lilly and Lilly was nearly about to punch me for that. And at the end I felt really happy.Tasha