Last December, on Christmas Day, I went on a once in a life time camping trip to Australia with my explorer unit. We were going for three weeks and four days. There were around eleven people from Bexleyheath and about twenty-four people from Yorkshire going. There were four girls from Bexley and only one girl from York whereas the rest of the people from England were male, including the leaders. There were over eight-hundred explorers from all over the world going to the Australian Venture, including people from Australia, Indonesia, Tasmania, New Zealand, Japan, Papa New Guinea, and England. Everybody had to camp in one massive field, which consisted of more sand than grass. By the end of the camp everyone had orange shoes, due to the fact of the red sand everywhere. We were camping at a place called Fairbridge in Perth, which is in Western Australia.
Around eight o’clock on Christmas Day, all but one person from the Bexley Explorers met up at a meeting point, and we all got a minibus to Gatwick airport. The drive was long but we kept ourselves entertained by talking about the trip and how much fun we were going to have doing all the different activities. We also took many pictures on the journey so after the camping trip we could look at the photos and remember all the good times we had. We got to the airport, and met up with the person that had come by car, and weighed our luggage. We had to wait a couple of hours before we got the flight but that was alright because had plenty to do, such as go duty free shopping, and exchanging our pounds, to dollars. When we finally got our plane tickets, and swapped our plane seats for ones that were next to our friends, we got on the Emirates aeroplane. W had to get a flight to Bangkok and that was about a ten hour flight, but the plane flight was good fun because kept amused by watching films, television programmes and listening to lots of music on the back of the seats. We got off at Bangkok and met the explorers from Yorkshire for an hour while we waited for the flight to Sydney. Once we got on the flight and swapped seats again, most of us watched the telly while some of us slept.
We felt the scorching temperature hit us as we got of the plane. It was a big shock to what us English people are used to. Even though the Bexley and Yorkshire explorers were heaving our heavy luggage to the minibus, we were all so excited that we were going to be staying in Australia for three weeks. We got on the minibus, tried to fit in all our bags, while struggling to get in ourselves because it was so small. We were all cramped into the tiny minibus, but we kept our energy up because we didn’t want to fall asleep yet, and miss anything good. We kept ourselves occupied by taking lots of pictures of us and out the window, waving to Australian people.
We were driving to a place called Heathcoat which was a one floor building which was made us of three bathrooms which were a reasonable size, and all had showers and...