Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Day 1


Everywhere around me where people running around hurring about doing last minute checks and packing our supplies for our return to Matainui.
Mr Woody was more nervous than anyone as he walked around double ckecking the gear and marking the role. "yes" yelled jayme as she answered her name from the role. Well, mr woody saaid we are all ready to go, everything is packed and we are ready to head off to the backpackers lodge in Kaphia Harbour.

After a nervous, un settling nights rest everyone met he next morning excited and ready to head off! The backpackers lodge had been a uncormfortable nights rest and everyone had stayed up way past the lights out! I looked at jayme and she was looking more nervous than ever, How is that plane going to get all of us on it?" jes reasured us that everything was going to be OK. Once everyone had settled down Mr Woody walked told us to get into 2 lines, the class stood up and walked toward sam, he was waiting for us near a warf, sam guided us toward the plane. In single file, as asked by Mr Woody we walked very carfully into the plane. we all started quieting down because sam was talking to us through the intercom, saying how we have to put on our seatbelts.

The plane started to move slowly and althought the plane looked like it weighed 100 tons, it eventually lifted off the gruond. I could feel my heart pouding in my chest and it feels as if it is about to jump out! At this point i scanned the class to see their reactionsbut then i turned around because seeing everyone else was making me feel worse.
The engine was like a zillion drums with wakko people going crazy and hitting them!.

We were about 10 metres off the ground and it was actually a nice feeling to look into the pale blue sky and not feel so nervouss anymore, loking at the waves we left from out lift off.
After flying for a whilethe facial expressiond on people were getting much bette. Just then we all heard a gigantick bolt of thunder, i told jayme that it was the engine but then we heard it again! i unfastened my seatbelt so i could see out of the window but then i gasped to find jes not in her seat, so i closed my eyes hoping to find her normal again and when i opened them she was next to me, phew! "Isn't this cool" said jes, "NO!' we are going to die! No, she replied, we are floating. ONly then i realised that it had gone silent and , yes, we were floating!
incredible things can happen in a second exept this time it was not incredible, i now know the meaning of that saying. In just a second we were diving owards the ocean at full speed to the water below us! "calm down, this is completely normal" we heard mr woody say.
Of corse it wasn't, i thought to myself, but there was no time for backchatting the teacher! We had to hang on for dear life and hope that sam was actually alive inthat room to help us get out of this! Sam was alive of course, but to add to the terror we heard him say, "Sorry folks, i actaully didn'y pass my pilot test"! I am sure some people were ready to murder him but there was no time for that either. Just as we wre diving towards the ocean the zero gravity thing stopped and we slammed back into our seats. fortunatlly for jes and i we were right above our seats so we didnt get hurt. "we are going to die"! jayme screamed. Dont be so negative, jes replied.
We were diving toward the ocean at full speed and everyone was screaming. "Fasten your seatbelts we heard mr woody say, of course everyone had already done that.

We hit the ocean at what felt like 5000 kilometres an hour!
AHHHHHH!!! we all screeeeeeamed.
My heart was beating like a chetha at full speed!
We felt the plane start to sink so mr woody ordered us to make our way to the EXIT. Jayme, Jes and i grabbed the luggage and put as much as we could in jes's bag. I thought that we should probably put all gthe important stuff in first just incase we had to leave right then. So i told them that.
"Im so scared" said jes, and i could see a tear falling down her cheeck. We stood at the edge of the emergancy exit where the door had been bashed out and mr woody told us to jump! "Jump!!", yes he said. We all jumped together with he backpack in our hands.
The water was FREEEEEEEZING!!!! But we ahd to keep moving towards land. All i was thinking was, where are we, where are we going and how long it's going to take us to swim to land?

Eventually we were on the beach front and lying there soaking, busy catching our breath. After a few minutes we got up, and grabbed the tent to what looked like a clearing. I have only put up a few tents in my time so it took a while, even with the three of us. We walked west in to the forest to go look for something we could use for a washing line and we found a perfect spot. Once we had tied the rope around and hung up our wet clothes we had some lunch once we were back at the tent. "Im starving", said jayme and jes, "lets have some lunch", i replied! We can eat the lunches we packed but then we wil have to find some more food on this island. In our lunch boxes there was alot of food so it would keep us going for a while, we each had a sandwich and a muslie bar and then just sat there each thinking our own thoughts. "what's wrong Jes?, jayme asked, "you havn't spoken for a while?"... "Well, i was just wondering, isn't our tent going to blow away if there is a storm tonight", "it dosn't look that stable?"
"Clever", jayme said
"Lets split up and go loking for some heavy rocks to hold the tent down tonight".
"No! We have to stay together!
"OK, said jes.

By the time we got back it was about 5-00 o'clock so we were quite hungry and tired from the long day, so we started looking for fire wood, we did not have to look far because there was lot around our area, so we collected some and then layed the rocks we collected earlier and the sticks and made a fire to keep us warm.

For 'dinner' we had a sandwich each and a muesli bar. We sat there for a while talking amongst ourselves about everything that had happened today.
After about 2 hours we packed up what we needed to and got into the tent and chated for a bit longer and then fell asleep,
"Goodnight" jes and micaela, said jayme.
"Goodnight" jayme and jes, i added
But jes was already fast asleep : ]

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