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Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Day One: Rimu Year 7/8s Visit Cave Stream & Arthur's Pass!

Full of beans and ready to go caving! The initial neck deep water didn't faze anyone and we plunged through to about 300m. Turned back as it was a very strong flow; therefore quite slow going.
Wetsuits, jackets, helmets and head torches - we're set! 
Seal of approval from Jacob!


First meal in - tables all set by 'the dining room crew'.

Bella, Prudence & Paige enjoying Nachos for tea.

Cleaning time...

Zac is a great mopper...once he stops talking...


After tea we walked for an hour twenty, from Jack's Hut back to the Lodge. Logan told us about lots of cool plants; some that we can eat; some that we can decorate our faces for war paint and some that are poisonous - fascinating stuff!
Jack discovered this cool stump off trail!

"Sundew is a carnivorous plant that is like a venus fly trap but it traps flies with sticky stuff that acts like glue that is  actually our stomach acid. It catches victims with this stomach acid. Once the bug is on it, the sundew produces more stomach acid that eventually traps the bug. Once it's stuck the sundew literally sucks the energy out of it," explains Jacob.

We're on a mish to find heart shaped rocks...#1!

Sphagnum moss - so squishy!

24 comments:

  1. You all look like you're having a great time ☺ enjoy your adventure!

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    1. Hi mum,
      Thank you for the thoughtful comment and we did have a great time!
      I loved going caving in cave steam because it was my first time going into a cave. P.S it was really fun.

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  2. Oh wow first day at camp and it looks like everyone is having an amazing time! Neck deep water is a bit daunting but clearly not for the fabulous Rimu clan! Heart rocks why am I not surprised lol I have a lovely collection given to me from my beautiful lil miss. Thanks for the photos can't wait to see more :D

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    1. Thanks Mum,
      That was the best camp I have been on! Miss Blair said we have to try and find heart rocks and I found lots and i even found a rock the has moson that is shaped as a heart!

      Paige
      Yaldhurst

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  4. Hello Rimu class,
    Looks like you have had a great first day at camp you guys seemed to do a lot. What other activites are you guys doing for the next few days? my class is going on camp next week.

    Kind regards Blake.

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  5. Hi Rimu Class
    You guys look like you had an awesome time, the caves sounded amazing and I really like how you guys had no fear and just plunged in. The captions on the pictures really fit. Great post!
    -Ashleigh

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  6. Hello Rimu class,
    Looks like you have had a great first day at camp you guys seemed to do a lot. What other activites are you guys doing for the next few days? my class is going on camp next week.

    Kind regards Blake.

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  7. Wow Rimu Class

    It looked like you guys were having so much fun. What sort of plants were your favourites? Did you guys enjoy your tea? I really like the tree stump Jack found that looks like a hand. It looks like so much fun. I am excited for my school camp next week. Were you guys excited about your camp?

    -Georgia

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  8. Hi Rimu class

    It looked like you had lots of fun. Where you at anthers pass for one day or more? I like how you guys put lots of photos up on your blog.

    Kind Regards
    Ben

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  9. Hello
    Wow it sounds like you guys are having a lot of fun. What has been your favorite part of your camp so far? I like they way your have displayed your photos.
    Check out my blog at
    http://awahonosaraho.blogspot.co.nz/

    Kind regard
    Sarah

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  10. Hi Rimu Class
    It looked like the Yr 7s and 8s had so much fun. Where was the lodge and where we you actually in some places? I look forward to see more photos. I would appreciate it if you could comment on my blog at: http://awahononoahj.blogspot.co.nz/

    Kind Regards
    Noah

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  11. Wow
    I think that you guys would have a great time on your trip!! The picture of the tree stump and the boy holding up his fingers beside it looks so cool!! What was your favourite part of your trip? I think it would have been a great trip!! We are going to Murchison for our camp too soon!! Check out my blog at: http://awahonokaties.blogspot.co.nz/
    -Katie

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  12. Hi Rimu Class
    It looks like yous are had fun on camp. What was your favourite part of your camp?
    -Jade

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    1. Hi Jade,
      I loved caving because I had never been in a cave before but now I have walked through a cave!

      Paige
      Yaldhurst

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    2. Hi Jade,
      That was so fun, my favorite part of camp was the sneaky trail and cave stream. The sneaky trail is when you are blindfolded for 300m and have to find your way using just a rope.

      Cave Stream is when you have walk in a cave that has been carved out by a stream. We walked against the current over rocks and waterfalls.
      Here is a web address to their website:http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/canterbury/places/cave-stream-scenic-reserve/

      Jorja
      Yaldhurst Model School
      Christchurch New Zealand

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  13. Hi Rimu

    That looks like so much fun and a little bit scary. What was your favourite part so far? How long are you going for? Our class is going on a camp for four days to Murchison next week. Go look at my blog at: http://awahonozarab.blogspot.co.nz/

    Regards Zara

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  14. Hi Rimu

    That looks like so much fun and a little bit scary. What was your favourite part so far? How long are you going for? Our class is going on a camp for four days to Murchison next week. Go look at my blog at: http://awahonozarab.blogspot.co.nz/

    Regards Zara

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  15. Hi Rimu Class
    It sounds like fun I like how you put a lot of photos about your trip I noticed that on each photo that you could put a bit more writing about the tip on some of the photos.

    Kind regards
    Cameron

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  16. Hi Rimu Class
    It sounds like fun I like how you put a lot of photos about your trip I noticed that on each photo that you could put a bit more writing about the tip on some of the photos.

    Kind regards
    Cameron

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  17. WOW guys looks like you're having a fantastic time. NEck deep in water, what a awesome way to soend a day. Enjoy the rest of your week.

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  18. Thanks Ruth. We were wondering how Kt was/is. It looks like you're all enjoying your adventure :) Amanda, Soph & Em

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  19. Hey Rimu 7 & 8's, what an amazing first day. Learning and fun and challenges! How fantastic? Did Mr Robertson go in the cave? What was the hardest part? It looks like some good food and great cleaning skills. Hope Day 2 is just as fun! :) Mrs Spragg

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  20. Hi Zara
    thanks you for your comment It was a little scary but it was very fun My favorite part was caving. Have fun at your camp

    Zach
    Yaldhurst

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