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The Ooraminna Bush Camp

Sunday, May 31, 2009

What a day! When we first arrived at the Ooraminna we had some lunch. After lunch we learned how to make bread because I got to get my hands dirty with flour. We first mixed flour and water together and stirred it till it got doughy. Then we each took turns kneading the dough. Kneading the dough mixes the ingredients together. After the bread we were split into two groups. The first thing my group did was learn how to crack a whip. The flick of the wrist is all you need to get the right sound. It took me a while to get it but after a couple of times I finally got the right sound. I was thinking about it as whipping my brother when he is annoying. I also hit myself in the back with it which wasn't a pleasant feeling. The next thing we did was learn how to make a swag where we were going to sleep. Making the swag reminded me of making my bed in the morning. It contained a foam mattress and sheets and a sleeping bag. One thing that I did not know and was surprised about was that the less layers you wear the warmer you are. The Ooraminna was 150 thousand acres! Most of the land was red dirt and trees. The red dirt got all over everything!!

After the swags we had dinner and learned about space and the night sky. I was very surprised that the stars are not white they are actually red or blue or sometimes a yellow color. I also was surprised that the stars that are red are cooler and the blue ones are hotter. Meteor happen to be about the size of a grain of rice. I would have guessed at least the size of a basketball. At the end of the day we climbed to our swags and slept through the cold night. Unfortunately we didn't slept under the stars but we did slept outside. That's it for now, c ya!


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Essential Programs Details

Duration 14 days
When May 25th - June 7th, 2009
Focus Marine Biology
Aboriginal Culture