Saturday, November 20, 2010

AUMC O-Camp 2010-03-13-14th

My first O-week and O-Camp experience with AUMC :) Overall, it’s was a great event, and met more people of similiar interest and definitely more event like this should be organize to enhance AUMC members interaction :)

This year the AUMC is running its opening camp at the Woodhouse Activity Centre in the beautiful Adelaide Hills.

Woodhouse offers a range of thrilling adventure activities and learning experiences; activities such as 7 different orienteering courses,frisbee course, golf, a range of hiking trails, an obstacle course on challenge Hill, mountain biking, and as well it has available a selection of cricket, football, volleyball sports equipment available for use (Quote from Derek).

Frisbee golf game, pretty fun, where one try to throw the frisbee into the net, just like hitting a golf ball into a hole. The winner is considered as the person who threw the least times to make it into the net.
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Jane trying to climb the tree (bottom left).
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Then most of us did the challenge hill obstacles course designed for scouts who usually use this ground for training.
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Sunday, November 14, 2010

The Grampians (Gariwerd) 4D3N – the Fortress loop & Mt Thackeray 2010march5-8th

As if camping next to a road is not very ideal, try camping next to an operating railway line, LOL!!! Not too long after we all tried to get into some sleep, we suddenly realized we were actually camping not too far away from a railway line!!! The sound of the train crossing pass us was sounded as if the train was going to ran over us (worst for Alex because he camped nearest to the railway line) !!! Still, after a while, we got use to it and I think there was another one near dawn, haha.

Woke up the next day and continued our drive to the Grampians!!! The photo above captured the beauty of different colour and shape of tents just few minutes after we all woke up :)

The Grampians!!!! The famous escape for lots of Adelaidians & Melbournians because of its location in between South Australia and Victoria!!! Heard from my colleague before that it a nice place to visit especially when it’s green. Thanks to Alex again for I got the opportunity to to visit the Gariwerd (Aboriginal name for Grampians national park)!!! The NP span a big area across the western north of Victoria state and attracts heaps of campers, bush walkers and climbers each year for its renowned rugged beauty and spring wildflowers. Aboriginal people have lived in the area for thousands of years and it is one of the richest Indigenous rock art sites in south-eastern Australia.

Passed by Horsam for some stock up and then all the way down to Manja Shelter.

Note: The photos here are a mixed of Anton’s, Nick’s and my camera with majority theirs, lol. My camera died very early along the way and i left the new batt in the car, cry :(!!!! Luckily both Anton and Nick were so kind to lend me theirs for some irresistible shots!!!

Weather don’t seem seem to be on our side as forecasted!!! But luckily it didn’t rain!!!

Reached Manja Shelter and prepared ourselves.