“We were in a fine mess now! All that was left to do was pray!”
We had been planning this trip for a year now and as the day drew closer we were filled with anticipation and excitement. Finally the day dawned bright and clear, birds were welcomingly chirping in the trees and all in all it promised to be a magnificent day. We had already packed about a week and a half ago, so when dad came to call us, with raised eybrows, he saw that we were already dressed and rearing to go. We flew down the stairs dragging our bags, burst through the door, flung the bags in the back of the vehicle and sprang into the van, leaving dad behind with our cameras. At last we were on our way to Skull Bone Island, five glorious days of relaxation after a hard term’s work, no ghosts to run into around the house (by the way we are the kids that lives in Spockville House) five days of wonderful bliss!!! What new adventure awaited us, we wondered. Dad always said that wherever Shannon, Shangyne and I, Cheyenne arrived, some kind of adventure was always waiting there to welcome us!!!!
After two days of travel by van, plane and lastly by boat, we arrived on Skull Bone Island around midday. We were with a group of twelve people, seven girls and five boys, so a lot of excitement was in the air, we almost fell over each other to get out of the boat. When we were all out we gathered around our guides as they told us where we were going to set up camp, and as they alloted chores to us we went about doing them immediately so that we could still have some daylight left to go do some exploring.
By the time we were finished the boys had a fire going and we prepared a meal, after eating we all cleaned up then decided to look around the island.
The island was set in the middle of nowhere as if dropped by accident from a passing plane and was never missed by the pilot. The name of the island said it all for it was shaped as such. The front part of it, the face, was the beach; nice white sandy shores with a few scattered palm and coconut trees dotting about thirty meters of space, but behind this there was a canopy of dark, dense trees that led inland, as it was getting dark we did not venture further but returned to the group, where we chatted a little bit then one by one went to our tents to sleep, so passed day one………
to be continued…Cheers