Outer Banks Expeditions: Session 2, Update 1

By Sandy Schenck

According to Robin, one of the OBX leaders, session 2 is off to a great start! Opening day began with introductions and ice-breaker games at Shell Point followed by a visit to the Cape Lookout Visitor Center. Afterwards they traveled to their campground where just like at base camp, they formed a respect circle where they promised to respect themselves, respect each other and respect all living things. After dinner at the opening campfire they talked about the Woodcraft Laws, had the talking shell circle and sang the Sister/Brother song.

On Monday the expeditioners learned some important kayaking skills which they put into practice at a nearby lake. After lunch they talked about primitive camping techniques and then packed for their river trip. They also caught a fireworks display in town to celebrate July 4th.

On Tuesday the group paddled to Haywood, had lunch on the river and then enjoyed a night paddle. Today they paddled to Stella, planned menus and packed for Shackleford Banks. Tonight they will talk about their expectations for the trip.

(Photo cards will be mailed in twice per session. Once we receive them, we’ll upload the photos.)