It’s been an absolute scorcher today at Calshot: the rumour is that they’ve had to drop an iceberg in the sea just to cool it down! For the first time this week we awoke to bright sunshine and it didn’t take too long to warm up either. As well as the usual sausages and bacon there were omelettes available for breakfast this morning. The children and staff were extremely hungry and polished them off. The itinerary this morning was as follows: Group 1 had shooting, followed by cycle skills; Group 2 had cycle skills then archery; Group 3 initiative tests then skiing; Group 4 had archery then climbing; Group 5 had orienteering then shooting; Group 6 had archery then climbing while Group 7 had initiative tests before their second session of skiing. There were many highlights during the morning, but to pick out two I would mention the fun that Group 3 had when they were skiing – Charlie Humphrey especially. Additionally, Sam Bevan (in Group 5) showed he has potential as an SAS sniper when shooting. It didn’t matter how small the target was, Sam continued to shoot bullseyes.
Lunchtime came and went with sausage rolls or cheese and bean pasties along with a range of potatoes or pastas and a very nice cheesecake pudding. We were joined by Mrs Myers for the afternoon; she accompanied Group 7 on their sailing activity for the afternoon. Groups 1 & 2 were terrific trawling; Group 3 had ski 2 and then shooting; Group 4 had cycle skills then Ski 2. Groups 5 & 6 had kayaking all afternoon. Because it was very windy they started in the pool before moving on to the sea once the wind had dropped and the tide had come in further. With bright blue skies, it was a blissful activity.
Dinner was Italian themed with a choice between a meat or vegetarian spag bol followed by a (lush) chocolate brownie. This evening Groups 1 – 4 were had a games night while Groups 5 – 7 were building Rushing Rockets.
Tonight, we begin the process of packing as we have to be out of our rooms by 9.00am tomorrow morning : only clothing needed for tomorrow’s activities will not be packed. It’s hard to believe that we will be home in less than 24 hours!