Last night was spent trying to pack nine days of clothes for the Irish weather, which includes shorts, sun cream, trousers, rain gear and jumpers , as well as a sleeping bag, sleeping mat, wash gear, insect repellant and plate, bowl, cup, knife, fork and spoon into one rucksack. Twice. Lucky Dillon and Mollie left this morning at 9.30am with their Scout Troop for their summer camp at Gartan Outdoor Education Centre Donegal. Their nine days will be spent sailing, raft building, kayaking, wind surfing, rock climbing, abseiling, hiking, gorge walking, orienteering and hill walking. All food will be cooked on an open fire and evenings will be spent around the campfire singing. Dillon is one of the oldest scouts (and a patrol leader), Mollie is the youngest (she should still be in cubs but they needed more girls in scouts and asked her to move up early, she was thrilled and jumped at the chance to go).
Of course I'll miss them but I know that they'll be having a great time and Ben and I have our own trip planned to visit someone special.