We split into two groups today, one visiting Cromer and the other taking part in Viking training!
The church in Cromer provided much entertainment for Group 1, especially the 171 step climb to the top of the tower! Again, the weather was exceptionally fine and the view from 50 metres up was breathtaking. The museum gave us an opportunity to learn about the lives of poor fishermen in Victorian times and to examine the bones of the giant West Runton elephant. Eric the Viking put in some more appearances too!
Finally, a town trail (including an ice-cream stop!) furthered our knowledge of the history of Cromer. Tonight, we are looking forward to the master story teller!
With the promise of treasure, group 2 threw themselves into their Viking training. We learnt how to build a shelter from sticks, string and tarpaulin, which was duly tested against the elements using super soaker water guns! (This became an activity of its very own, with the weather being warm enough to start a full on water fight!) Our teamwork skills were also put to the test through a series of challenges such as rope swinging over treacherous water, and climbing the ropes course to maintain the sails of our viking longboats.
This training was to prepare us for an epic treasure hunt, which was a race against time to collect the numbers that would unlock our treasure chests and unveil our prize. We ventured across untamed lands, through a dense forest, and around a swan-filled lake to complete our mission, and successfully graduate as Viking warriors!