S: Cape Cod Trip 2012 Sam McVicker
FC: CAPE COD | Sam McVicker
1: Typically, you get what you give. But when I look back on this trip, I got even more than I gave. Due to all of the planning from numerous teachers, this trip was my highlight of the year. Prior to the trip, we all got together as Starfish during TAG and house block. We developed teamwork and played the general getting to know you games. It was these early activities that really strengthened our group and made it possible to have such good times on | A view of the shoreline from the Naviator. What a perfect day. | the bus and to work together to solve problems. The trip wouldn't have been as great if we hadn't already spent time together. In one TAG, we worked on communicating in a little exercise where we had three people trying to tell one person how to draw something with only one of them actually knowing what the picture looks like. I was drawing and Gavin was directing. I had never worked with Gavin before and we did pretty well! By the time any of us so much as stepped foot on that Richie bus, we had become friends. As the Starfish group got farther into the trip we just got tighter. I hope that with our time together we all made lasting friendships, I know that I did. | REFLECTIONS:
2: All of us are waiting. The buses are a welcome sight on a cold, rainy morning in May. | The bags are waiting patiently. I hope Fuzzy-kins can breathe in there.
3: Here come the buses! We're almost on our way to Cape Cod.
4: Pete-petes is excited to get on the road. Actually, I think that we all are.
6: On the walk to woods hole oceanic institute! | These are some of my favorite pictures. I took them on the walk to Woods Hole Oceanic Institute.
7: This sign was a big highlight of the trip. We discovered it in Woods Hole and laughed about it for days.
8: Two of the many restaurants in Woods Hole. Makes me hungry just looking at them.
9: Doane Rock is a glacial formation at the Cape Cod National Seashore. It is the largest boulder on the Cape. | Mr. Gorsky concentrating hard on the Button Bush trail. How did I take this picture with my eyes closed?
10: Early in the morning and the football is out already. Better not get tired before the day begins.
11: CAMP LIFE: Looking back, camp life took up a very small period of time -- just a couple of jokes at breakfast and then back on the bus. However, our time at the camp was some of the most fun that I've had all school year. In this nice transition time I've created new jokes, made new and hopefully lasting friendships, and strengthened existing ones. I feel that there is no better way to spend transition time (other than actually transitioning). Anyway, the point that I am trying to get across is that this time was incredibly valuable to me and i think to others. In fact, I hope that this amazing time was important to them. My most grateful thanks go to the staff of Cape Cod Sea Camps for hosting our rambunctious group of teens. Without a doubt, we kept them on their toes. | I think that my sunglasses have more friends than I do. But seriously I kinda need them back now.
12: Greetings from the exalted Kamran. His promises of peace are intoxicating.
13: The windows may not be all that clean. But the cabin feels like home. | Cabin attack on D. He's fine don't worry.
14: Another beautiful day at Cape Cod Sea Camps. And they told us to bring a rain poncho.
15: Playing cards was definitely an essential part of camp life. Our favorite games were: war, prez, and blackjack.
16: Crosby Beach is a place full of natural beauty. I can understand why so many people want it protected.
17: This area was closed to the public. Many birds threatened by extinction live here.
19: Crosby Beach was not all flowers and birds. The actual beach was beautiful too.
20: Me and my crab. Time for a walk.
21: Just look at the size of that thing! Its a Wolf Crab and sometimes they get even bigger. | The Naviator getting ready! It may not look like much but it's actually pretty cool. | Clams have tiny blue eyes. Can you see them?
22: NAVIATOR: We arrived at the marina eager to depart. However, none of us knew the specifics about where we were headed. Then at first glance we were disappointed. The boat looked small and nothing like we'd hoped. I think that the expression "don't judge a book by its cover" fits very snuggly with this ship. Trust me the boat did not disappoint. Within the first ten minutes ,we had a net in the ocean and were dragging tons of sea life behind us. The first net we pulled up was made to catch organisms living on the bottom of the ocean. We caught crabs, scallops, and plenty of weeds. Being on a ship with such devoted people made me think of what types of people Rachel Carson hung out with, and if these people I am here talking with today are anything like them. Another thing this made me think about were the kinds of activities
23: that Carson used to do in her free time if she had any. Did she do any of the same things we were doing on the ship like playing with crabs, observing plankton through magnifying glasses, and looking for seals? In the other two nets we didn't bring in as great a catch, however, I was fully satisfied with my ride on one amazing if not immediately impressive boat.
24: Soft and Smooth My hands Covered in sand Boulders coarse and Rough, yet from afar Covered in sand The dunes, Rough yet from afar smooth The dunes Untouched and far away, Smooth From years of wind | The Dunes
25: Bass River Sports is home to a jungle elf housing complex. I spent the night hoping that none of them attacked me!
26: Rings emanate Across silver Dragon's touch | Green's depth Bellow Toad's sound | Still with no movement Soft like grass Moss's island floats | Cedar Swamp
27: It's truly had to reflect upon The Three Stooges but let me give it my best shot. In the movie, with a perfect balance of wirk and pigheadedness ,the three of those guys managed to replace my old worst movie; The Smurfs. I must say that I was kind of looking forward to some education media. I think that The Sands of Time would have made for a great film on a school trip. | At Bass River Sports World we were able to do a number of activities: Mini golf, ice cream, normal golf, and arcade games. Of all these activities, the arcade was probably my favorite. I am now famous (not really) for my huge score on Plinko. My successful day was not over though, because I later went on to beat Simon in minigolf. All in all, it was a fantastic evening. | We saw The Three Stooges. I would have rather seen The Sands of Time! | One thousand bonus on Plinko. Jackpot!