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SAND AND SEA: YEAR 9 AND 10 GEOGRAPHY MORETON ISLAND ADVENTURE

24/11/2014

SAND AND SEA: YEAR 9 AND 10 GEOGRAPHY MORETON ISLAND ADVENTURE

“WOW: what a day!” was the consensus about our 2014 Geography Moreton Island Adventure.

The day began early but before we knew it we were on the high seas and gliding over the waters of Moreton Bay to our destination. The views from the catamaran were beautiful and we even saw turtles on our way.

Once there, it was a short walk down the beach to the first big adventure of the day: snorkelling around the Tangalooma wrecks. For some, just being in the crystal clear water with masks and a snorkel was adventurous enough but as we swam around the wrecks, the splendours of the underwater world opened up. Quite literally, there were fish everywhere! The only downside was that we didn’t want to get out of the water.

After a relaxing swim and lunch on the beach it was then off to “The Desert” for some exhilarating sand-boarding. As can be seen in the photos below, this adventure wasn’t for the faint hearted: neither the slide down the 50m high dunes nor the climb back up again! But if you have a need for speed, remember to wax those boards.

Then it was a walk along the beach back to the catamaran for our return trip where we were even treated to dolphins sidling up to us along the way. It was the perfect end to a perfect day though, believe me there was lots of sleeping done on the Sunday.

Many thanks is due to those who made the day a success: you the students for your exemplary behaviour; Ms Burton, Ms Marshman and Ms McKinlay for their valuable assistance; and Clayton, our guide and driver from Sunrover Tours (http://www.sunrover.com.au) whose day began at 4 a.m. and finished at 8 p.m.

 

Mr Boxall

Geography Teacher