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Exeter School goes wild

Sea kayaking Gold Duke of Edinburgh practice expedition

On Friday 13 October, unlucky for some, 15 pupils set out on their Gold Duke of Edinburgh practice expedition to Falmouth via sea kayak.

Lower Sixth Former Benedict Harvey reported on the weekend.

Luckily for us, the weather was great all weekend. At 9:30am we set off in the minibus from Haven Banks to our campsite near Falmouth.

After pitching our tents we headed off on a short kayak in the afternoon, getting used to the conditions of the sea – which were new to many of us.

We spent the night in the campsite and woke early the next morning to start our practice expedition in Falmouth estuary. We covered around 8km a day on relatively calm waters and spent the remaining time exploring creeks.

On Saturday night we camped “wild”; we pulled up at a beach and set our tents nearby. We made a camp fire with much difficulty and spent a lot of time searching for firewood.

We set off again on Sunday morning and kayaked back to our starting point to end a very successful expedition.

Thank you very much to Mr Schramm and the Haven banks staff, Tom, Harry, James and Suzie for organising it all!

Thanks to Haven Banks for the great photos.