After a long day of travel, we arrived in Bundoran, Ireland, and were immediatly met by Collie and Niamh. We settled into our rooms at the Homefield House and were soon participating in an orientation of the Adventure Centre and the town of Bundoran.
Our goal on day one was to all stay awake so that we could quickly become on Irish time. Sunday Rebecca and Dr. Bush were the first to awake and went for a lovely morning run along the sea. Niamh took us for a great lunch (speaking of lunch, don’t fret, we sure are eating well…TOO WELL!! :)). Our afternoon consisted of a surf lesson in our powerranger wet suits.
Then a delicious dinner, and a low and high ropes course lesson which consisted of teamwork activities and rock climbing and repelling. We watched a movie that evening and retired for some rest. Monday we had many walkers, joggers and runners who awoke to exercise (and work off the many calories we are intaking at our meals) and enjoy the wonderful views. Niamh educated us on our first history lesson, and we built curraghs in the afternoon and had a curragh race…Team O’Becca won the race, but clearly team Punk won the poem contest led by their file Angela. That evening we attempted (and Rebecca and Angela mastered) the Jacob’s Ladder challenge with help, support and teamwork from everyone else..and Mallory and Dr. Bush met their goal with Jacob’s Ladder…
Following this each group member met their individual goal with the zip line. It’s now Tuesday and the girls are learning a bit about Yeats at the moment and we are heading off to Drumcliff after our lunch and hope to find a four leaf clover for Casey…have a busy day ahead of us which finishes tonight when we lead an aerobics class for the town. So far, there have been many laughs and lots of learning. Will keep you posted! kb