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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

a camp, a creek and a cake

On the weekend we enjoyed a camp at a canoe centre near our local area.
We had a wonderful weekend away enjoying the fellowship and company of people from our church as well as our sister church across the river.
We had  a ball, the kids had a ball.
On the Saturday afternoon the kids had fun trying out the kayaks and tubes in the creek.
This creek has suffered dramatically from the recent flood.
It is connected to the hydro-electric power station and they release excess water into the creek which create rapids that are used by the canoe centre.
Unfortunately the recent floods created a cave in in the tunnel that houses the release valve.
A lot of soil was also dumped from a nearby property, by the flooding into the creek, thankfully they have been able to remove most of this.
At the moment the canoe centre is in negotiations with the electricity supplier's insurance company to fix the problem, in the meantime they have lost thousands of dollars in income because there is no water running through the creek.
The kids were able to play in the training pool, but because of the flooding and the lack of flowing water it was quite muddy- not that the kids seemed to mind!




B3 after his paddle.

 The Girl, VCH and B2 chose to go to the nearby river for a swim.

Saturday was also a very special day B1 had his 18th birthday!
I was going to make a cake to take with us but ran out of butter, 
fortunately some others thought to provide a cake.

Happy 18th Birthday B1- can't believe that you are now an adult!


  1. looks like a great time was had by all. happy birthday to your boy, mine just turned 18 too and can't beleive I now have 2 adult children.
    Bec x

  2. Wonderful memories:) No wonder we couldn't reach B1 on his birthday. I know my 'boy' had big plans for when he picked up the phone. Glad you had a special weekend with him:)

  3. 18! Congrats! What a lovely (muddy) celebration! Rx

  4. looks like a lot of fun! happy birthday to B1 :)

  5. What a great weekend away! Happy Birthday to your B1!! x

  6. What a lovely weekend and way to spend a milestone birthday. Even if it was a little muddy! Happy Birthday to B1 xx

  7. Looks like fun but a pity about the canoe centre. Those floods sure were devistating.

    Wow you have another adult in the house.


  8. A wonderful weekend and a pleasantly warm one to be around the water, even if it was muddy. Looks like a great way to celebrate a birthday too.

  9. Glad you had a great time - Happy Birthday B1!


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