Young mariners take to the land

Ahoy there! Franklin Young Mariners had a blast on the sands of Karioitahi Beach, learning how to blow kart and testing their fitness with a climb up Peace Hill.

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.

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.”
Young Mariners is an organisation for girls aged 8-19 years old. Their goal is to provide opportunities for fun, friendship and adventure, whilst encouraging members to reach their potential. For more information, visit Franklin Young Mariners on Facebook.

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