It was to only be one week but since it was a great success the "Kid's Holiday Week" went on for two weeks.  Toni and Barry two crew from South Africa had taught activities like this before so with them willing and the the kids eager the second week was off and running.  Each day the kids who ranged from 4 to 13 spent time learning about recycling, medicine, sand sculpture, sailboat building/racing, hiked the island, made lunch, and overall played hard.  The day began at 8:30 am and lasted until 12:30 or 1 depending upon how the activity was going.  Needless to say, the kids were all tired by the time lunch came around.

After lunch it seemed like Derek and the girls off Day Dreamer hit their second wind and usually the afternoon was full of playing in the water and land.  By the time 5 p.m. rolled around, Derek was usually hungry, tired, and just wanted to sit down and do nothing.

Kris has taken up the "noodling" activity in the morning.  This involves taking a long Styrofoam float (noodle)  and exercising in the water with it.   There is a group of 8 to 12 ladies that start at 8:15 and exercise for an hour here in Hog Island anchorage.  The activity can be as easy or as hard as you want to make it.  It is important not to have a worn out noodle that has been in the sun and gotten rough, because as Kris found out, a rough noodle can cause some serious noodle burns when used between the legs for bicycling exercise.  Kris has a brand new smooth noodle now!

While this is all going on Dean has taken Sam off to explore the island or find where the roads lead.  Even though it is early morning the warm weather does make Sam a bit tired and by the time they are back on the boat Sam is ready for a long nap.

After noodling and Sam's walk, we try to do a boat project or clean up and then usually take the afternoon off to do important things like reading and napping. 

 

07/19/13; Kid's weeks at Hog Island and keeping busy staying put.

Kid's Week

The vicious sand dragon

Derek is working on a boat- made out of trash,
 sticks and string.

A coconut boat
   
   

A tired dog

Hog Island anchorage