For Physical Recreation, I will be writing about kayaking, preparation and the 4days 3nights kayaking journey to Kukup Island.
For physical recreation, I will be writing the training phase that I undergo for the preparation for my 4 days 3 nights Kayaking Trip from Singapore to Kukup Island. I was a part of the team of 20 instructors from CAMP CHALLENGE.
I have been kayaking months before the actual kayaking trip. Training period was though yet exciting and fun as I got to bond and get to know my teammates more. With every training, we had, we overcome many different obstacles like tiredness and also strengthen our strength and weakness to compromise to each other differences. We did a lot of things like how to capsize and how to properly use the paddles so that we could glide through the water. Also, learnt how to turn our kayak properly while paddling and just being stationary. We even had dragon boating as one of our training session as to try out on our teamwork.
Nearer to the date for the Kukup trip, I was super-duper excited as this is my first time going on a trip this long with a bunch of friends (instructors). We kayak a total of near 86km or more! It was an achievement unlocked to me! It was a very long journey.With all my colleagues in CAMP CHALLENGE, we started this long, tiring but fun trip. I still remember how tiring it was as there were strong currents and we had to paddle hard and fight against the currents. I even got the chance to kayak through a storm that lasted for about 3-4 hours?! That was the main excitement of the trip. There were many kayaks that capsized due to strong wind and current, but my partner and I have very strong determination that we will never capsize. Never. And we did it! We were even the top 3 teams to reach to the ending point. And I say, it was a very long and tiring journey. I am glad to have my kayaking buddy with me as he really cheered me on all the way. He told me not to give up and while paddling, we talked about life and everything under the sun to keep ourselves distracted. If it wasn’t for him, I don’t think I can make it all the way to Kukup. But other than my buddy, the rest of the team also contributed a lot of fun and laughter throughout the trip. I even got to know more friends and their dirty secrets! This is definitely the best experience thus far.
- 4 days & 3 nights kayaking expedition.
- Per day, 8 hours of kayaking, not including meal time.