Mom and Andrew were here to visit during the first Varsity Volleyball tournament of the semester, but luckily, they had another one this past weekend. We put up a good fight and won the first game, but lost the second game horribly.
Each team is asked to come up with a team name and a creative costume. Our team is posted as the featured image above. A few of the other funny costumes were “The Grannies” (boys in dress), “Pink Panthers” (boys in silky cheetah night gowns and pink slippers), and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” (four drunk TMNT girls who could hardly stand to play their game).
This week I also went on my last field trip for my Outdoor Environmental Studies course. For this trip, we went to Fraser Island (3 days, 2 nights). We left bright and early on Monday morning at 6:00AM sharp. It’s a two hour drive north to Rainbow Beach, and a 10 minute ferry ride across the ocean to get there.
We had a pretty relaxed first day. We drove around and explored the island, laid on the beach by one of many freshwater lakes on the island, and then made our way to camp for the night. The sun still goes down quite earlier compared to North Dakota (around 6:00pm). After supper, we lit a campfire and told stories before crashing for the night.
A few of my classmates woke up at 5AM to watch the sunrise. I prefer to get as much sleep as possible. We ate breakfast and left camp by 7:30. First, we rode bikes on the beach for about an hour and a half. The bus picked us up at the Eurong Beach Resort (Why couldn’t we stay there instead of sleeping in tents?! haha). The entire bus of 15 students broke into song and dance along the ride. That was honestly my favourite part of the trip. Greg drove us to the beginning of our 2.5 hour hiking journey. We ended at Lake Mackensie, which is the most beautiful freshwater lake I have ever seen in my life.
Our campsite was rained on pretty hard on the second night. Luckily, I stayed dry during the night, but it was difficult to sleep through. On our final morning, we drove up to see Eli Creek and the SS Maheno shipwreck. We weren’t there for long as we had to get home before high tide. After packing up camp, we jumped back on the ferry and drove along the beaches on the way back to campus. If you have any choice in what classes you take while you’re here, take OES 104!