The day we all choose to go and camp was a bright sunny Sunday. It all started about two weeks ago when we, that is, Giovanni, Shangyne, Cheyenne and myself, Shannon decided that with the easter vacation coming up soon we would go and enjoy the two weeks of camping. We are the kids from Spockville House. So after our father gave permission, we made our plans. The Sunday dawned bright and clear, it told of a beautiful day. We did all that we had to do and awaited the bus that was supposed to pick us up at ten-thirty am. Eleven thirty and we were still waiting! Should we have taken that as a first warning and postponed?
We were too excited to let that dampen our happy spirits so we called another bus after cancelling the former, and proceeded on our merry way. We were going to Aroera to enjoy ourselves and do nothing for ten whole days. What a joy! Had we any thoughts of our impeding peril we’d have said what misery instead, but as things are not foretold about the future, we had to leave the past, trod through the present, before entering the future, so we were now in the present and had already booked a cabin.
We arrived in Aroera late in the evening after a very tiring trip by plane and then boat. We were too tired to notice anything. We had our baths, a light supper and crawled off to bed. The chirping of birds awoke us to a splendid day. We did our morning duties, then after meeting a few other guests and doing breakfast, we went to explore some of the caves that had made Aroera famous. But we did not know about the tides that changed as fast as the twinkling of an eye and leaves one stranded and separated from civilization for days…which also had made Aroera famous and was known as the devil’s tide!!!!!
to be continued……