Kayaking at Waterwise
I felt nervous, I stumbled over to the kayak, carried it over to the water, got in and waited for Kian and Aidan to get into their kayak. I made sure everyone was ready and then we set off into the deep, murky water.
I didn't know what to do, so I just watched Kian and Aidan and soon I got the hang of it. About 5 minutes later we reached the pontoon. The pontoon is a big, algae covered, plastic raft that floats at the top of the water. I got onto the pontoon, I looked over the beautiful ocean that sparkled in the blistering hot sun!
“ I dare you to jump in,” dared Kian.
“Ok,” I said with my heart in my throat.
With my heart going crazy fast …... I jumped into the cold, salty water. I sunk down a meter or two, because of the splash. Then the life-jacket started to do its thing. It lifted me up right to the top of the water. I don’t know why in the movies someone gets pushed into the water and rise back up with a Grouchy look on their face, it’s so fun …… Jeez
I jumped back into my bright blue kayak and paddled back to the shore line with Kian and Aidan.I think we went to Waterwise to have fun and to learn how to be safe if you ever get into a pickle in the water!
As I step into the kayak’s seat,
Terror makes my heart shatter like glass.
As I push myself free of shallow water and into the safety of our group gliding across the salty but shimmering ocean.
As I kayak towards the pontoon my shattered heart becomes one whole and again my hands row to its own tempo.
As I grab ahold of the pontoon making sure I don’t drift away the others crawl aboard and plunge into the sunlight zone.
As I watch one plunge the other climbs aboard,
They come over and try to make me do it too but I am stubborn and stubbornly refuse.
As I kayak away from the drifting pontoon the boys wade as far as they can too keen to resist the urge of kayaking and plunging.
By Chaeyoung Melitz Kim
I walked across the boiling hot sand, I heard the water splashing as loud as a jet plane! I’m so excited!
Finally we got to go out into the glistening, clear, cold water. I jumped down and ran as fast as I could. The water was shocking aahhhrrr!!!
I screamed, “It’s freezing cold!” I jumped up and ran away!
I came back, I went in with my best friend Porscha.
I said to Porscha, “Why are we doing this?”
“We’re going to freeze to death!” she said in a long, shivering, bored voice, “But we have to get used to the water.”
“For what?” I said, as I walked slowly out of the water.
“EVA COME BACK!” Porscha screamed as loud as a wailing fire engine. So she swam as fast as a dolphin and grabbed me by my freezing, cold arm and pulled me back out to the salty ocean.
I had had enough and I wanted to go back to my warm house and have a lovely hot shower!