I was looking forward to this day mountain biking and canoeing. We first ate break fast and get into our groups our groups were split by buses. We went to a place where there were so many bicycles. All different sizes. The staff got bicycles from the short people first and I was quite surprised I was the last 4 to get picked even I was quite short. There was a bike that I wanted but I got a different bike but I liked it too. First we went to a big space and we got used to the bikes there. Then we went into the mountains. It wasn’t really a mountain road but a normal road but mountains around us. There was a gravel road that I didn’t really like it was really bumpy and the hill was steep. the person in front of me slipped but he got up fast so I didn’t need to wait. After the gravel roads we had to go in water it was fun but legs got wet a bit wet. At the middle we stopped for a break. There was a river and the staff said we can drink the water. Every body went to drink. I drank some then filled my water bottle with new water. After a few minuets we were on our bikes and going kept going soon there was a train track we had to stop when the train had come. Well bad luck when I was about to go the train came so I had to wait. when finally the train passed we kept going there was a big hill most of the people were walking. I was on my bike un till about half way up the hill then I walked a bit. I got on my bike again and got to the top we had to wait for the other kids to come up then every body came so we went.
When we got to the camping area we ate lunch and we changed in to our canoeing cloths. We had a quick chat about how to ride on it and go front and go back and turn and other basics. 3 people in one canoe. When we got in our canoes we were just trying out the basic of canoeing. We started to splash water at the other group then when we went away from their group, their canoe flipped over and they all fell off. We were giggling a bit. Then the staff said to follow him but we couldn’t catch up so we were just racing with other groups that were around us. Then the person in the very front of our canoe stood up then started to shake the canoe I thought we were going to fall but luckily he stopped before the canoe flipped over but instead of us falling two groups fell like at the same time. They just forgot about their canoe and swam to shore. It wasn’t really a big deal, it was just they were cold. When we finally got to shore we had to walk bear foot on rock so it was really painful. Especially when your feet are cold they hurt even more. About half way there to where they were waiting for the other groups. The other groups came so he said to go back to the start. then we had to walk on hard rock again, but this time I found a way that the ground was grass but the other boy who was walking with me didn’t so he had to get more pain than me. On the way back he didn’t really do anything and he was just joking around so me and the person behind me tried to control the canoe. Finally he started to do some thing so we got to shore.
The guys who fell were so cold that they wanted to change but they couldn’t because the girls were changing first. When they FINALLY finished we went in and changed. After I changed the others who already changed was playing a game with the teacher. They each was a animal and I was a gorilla, and if the cat had to chase the gorilla the gorilla had to run away from the cat. To get saved the gorilla had to call out a different animals name like a lion.then the lion had to chase the cat, then it go’s over and over again if the person gets caught they have to stay in the middle of the circle until a different person gets caught. We were playing that game a few minuets then we went to the hotel before the other group came back from mountain biking. After we got to the hotel I got the key and went to my room I was pretty board because the other 3 people in my group was in the other bus and we had to stay in our rooms so I was alone I was looking out the window looking at the ski jumps.
I was also looking for the bus to arrive too Then I saw the bus parking in the parking lot. I closed the window and waited for them to come up to our room. Then I heard a knock so I opened the door and they came in the door. We were so cold that we wanted to go to the onsen (bath). So we got our towels and went down to the basement and went in the onsen. The bath was refreshing. It felt extra worm because I was really cold. We got out the onsen about 30 minuets before dinner. We went up to our room then had some free time. Then we went down to the first floor to eat dinner. Every food was what I liked. When it was 9 o’clock I was planning to sleep later but I was so tired that I slept even if the lights were on.