Last month, Franklin Young Mariners headed to Karioitahi Beach. Often found having fun in sail boats, it was land based fun the group had their eyes on this time around.
Young mariners take to the land
The group of girls from Franklin Young Mariners stayed the night at the surf club after tackling a climb up Peace Hill. Young Mariner, Lily Hilton, aged nine said, “It was a tough climb, but worth it.”
The next day they did hoist some sails, but it was a land yacht they worked on as they tested their skills at blow karting. Lily adds, “A few girls tipped their blow karts, but then they accomplished it. It was a tough weekend and some of the girls managed to overcome their fears. We were very thankful that we were able to go and have a great time.”
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