What a beautiful day! The sun shone, it was warmish and there was not a breath of wind. Three groups went to Loch Morlich to go canoeing and we had a fantastic time. I was with group 8 and had an absolutely brilliant time. We began by practising some strokes with our paddles before heading over the loch. We then played a game where we had to get as many plastic balls floating in the loch into our canoes; Catherine and Eimear won the first round and Jake, Kjartan and Rory the second. We then canoed through some reeds before heading for the mouth of a river. Bea was determined that we would canoe through the rapids and was urging me on so that we could be first. Later on, back in the lodge, we had a race and Bea and I won! We narrowly pipped Maeve and Freya at the post. Then we played fruit salad, where people had to swap boats. Casey nearly fell in at that point but she made a great recovery.
They were all determined to jump in to the loch at the end and seemed to think it was really important that I did too. All of the group ran in and I did take a big wade into the freezing cold water but wasn't keen to swim in it.
We were soon joined by group 3 and group 9 and there was suddenly a mass of Sciennes pupils frolicking in the water.
It was just the most perfect day ever.