Wet and wild walking

To begin the day we had our breakfast which consisted of sausage, eggy bread and spaghetti it was good says Louis, the other options were to have a croissant with jam or just plain old toast. After we got our wellingtons, which barely fitted our feet because we were worried that they would fall off, we grabbed the equipment and boarded the mini bus. After the delight of Tim’s singing we arrive at Nant Bwlach-yr-haearn abseil point. Once we had reached the point of the abseil tim bravely chose to go first and his squeal of excitement as he touched the floor was rather intresting. Shortly afterwards Louis with his little legs went over the edge and struggled to stop himself from spinning around. Shortly after followed Lauren and Ben was about to go however the fright and height of the cliff, which was approximately twenty-two meters high was a little too much for ill Ben everyone else completed the task with ease. Once everyone was at the bottom we walked back to the minibus we set off to the location of the gorge.
The river of the gorge was called Afon Ddu meaning the black river. Shortly after we had arrived at the river the first person took a tumble and a rather chilly dip into to the cold water this was Alex who was supposed to be good at this stuff had failed which left little hope for the others in the group. Then we found our self in a sticky situation where we had to climb around a rock, Louis was the first to attempt it however he did not succeed and fell in, Ben followed in Louis footsteps ad also tumbled into the water. The only two to make it across were Tim and Joe who got wet shortly afterwards anyway. We crawled through the elephants bum, which if you are wondering is an arrangement of rocks which looked like an elephants bum, everyone got through that safely.
Subsequent to the elephants bum we found a slide made of rocks Mr Alderson lead the way by showing us the way down the extremely short slide. The people that were not wet before this felt it was a little pointless as they found their wellies filled with water. We used our safety equipment to scramble up some slippery rocks which was fairly high. Consequent to this we had to cross three branches, Lauren did some weird thing on the branches where she nearly fell off and she ended up upside down. An optional thing to do was crawl through a gap in the rocks everyone apart from Ben did not decide to do this task as he still felt a little ill. Amod who was now soaking wet decided it would be fun to jump into some deep freezing cold water. Whilst people were jumping into the water others were sliding down a longer slide which really hurt Louis back side. Tim found a hole in the rock which was far deeper than anticipated and it came up to his hips he decided that it would be a good idea to put both legs in and he was worried that he wouldn’t be able to get out. After a steep ascent up a steep waterfall we jumped off a ledge into deep water again bens stomach wasn’t up to it.
After we had finished the exciting day, which to Louis was “Not a good day in the office” because he was freezing cold and wet. On our descent to the mini bus we went down one of the steepest hills in the world which was hard to walk down s may people used their own technique to go down was walking backwards, sliding down the hill and trying not fall on the way we passed a car which was in a little bit of a dodgy situation.
We got changed in the woods and Sam lost his underpants and harry nearly left with one welly. Overall everyone enjoyed the day even if we were a little tight of time.
After writing this Ben has just thrown up, poor Ben.

By Louis Clarke and Lauren Palmer-Jones

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