Paddles Up!

Our first “going out” experience was to the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Gardens and Dragon Boating!


After a long bus ride* and a short walk, we arrived at the Gardens.

*We learned that the smell of orange can help if you are feeling motion sick!IMG_3154 IMG_3156

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Did you know that up to 200 people could live in one home like the one at the gardens?IMG_3169

Here is NM with his three wives, his honorable father and his mother.IMG_3170 IMG_3171 IMG_3174

What type of tree is this? Pink seed pods and white flowers…IMG_3175

Under our feet lay tiny plants that give off a refreshing mint scent when walked upon. IMG_3182  IMG_3185

Time to feed the koi! They call the koi with the vibrations of the gong!


Our last activity before leaving was to create dragon charms to carry with us on the water. We choose beads of wisdom, peace, luck and virtue.IMG_3190


Before we can get in the boats, we get a quick paddle and safety lesson.

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The boys enjoyed being able to stand at the front of the train and watch our journey home along the tracks.


2 thoughts on “Paddles Up!

  1. The dragon boating experience
    On the day of September 30 our class had the opportunity to go and live one of the best and most enjoyable ride of our life we went dragon boating it was awesome me an Nenad where in the head of the boat it was cool but painful when you’re in the front of the boat it is like your paddling the hole boat everyone had a great time it was a great experience and I hope we do it again

  2. Our Journey
    On September 7, 2013 our class was planning to go to the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden and Dragon Boating. We left the school at 9:00 o’clock when we started walking to the garden we were freezing cold. We past allot of really nice structures and buildings too. When we got to the garden we were talking about the garden and how over 200 people could live inside. We also learned how the garden was made. Did you know that the pieces were sent from china and are mad by like connecting Lego Pieces? We went to see how thy feed the koi fish and then they took us to this room that and we talked about dragon boating we made lucky charms and then we went on with our trip. We went to falls creek and we talked about safety. We got paddles and life jackets and started paddling. It was a nice experience. We went really close to my house we had two or three races and then it was over we were turning back. When we got off the boat we headed to the sky train our class was fighting over how gets to go in the front of the train so our teacher decided to take turns with how goes were. When we got back to school we were all exhausted. And that is our Journey.

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