Sunday, October 3, 2010

A Saturday Outing to Mornington-Peninsula

As most of us were stress over work, assignments, placements and any other things related to life recently, our beloved CMYF committee planned an outing to Mornington-Peninsula on 02/10/2010.

We gathered at McDonalds near Glen Waverly (at the intersection of Springvale Rd and High Street Rd) around 730am. Most of us have to wake up early in the morning around 6 just to have an early start. Some of us had the breakfast meal and/or coffee and/or chocolates and depart at 810am for our next destination. Altogether, our group of "tourists + tour guides" consists of approximately 60 people, "packed" into 10 cars + 1 mini van. We were lucky to have such good weather for the day, not too sunny, not too windy, raining or cold.

Our first stop was the Enchanted Maze Garden, located at 55 Purves Road, Arthurs Seat 3936.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, we arrived a bit earlier than expected and it wasn't open yet, so we went to the chapman's point to have bird's eye view of Melbourne.

After fifteen to twenty minutes, we headed back to Enchanted Maze Garden, and we arrived exactly at 10am, and still, we weren't the first visitors of that attraction that day. We separated ourselves into couple of small groups and went on our journey, exploring various type of mazes, including the old traditional Hedge Maze, Turf Maze, Children's Maze, Fantasy Garden and lots more. Children's Maze and the Brain Teaser Challenge were the most favorable of all.

Please click on the link for more details of this attraction.

As it was close to lunch time, we headed off to Ocean beach side, which is approximately half an hour away. We had a short singspiration session, led by Annie before we moved on to our lunch, having Tom Yam flavoured chicken wings, sweet chicken wings, home made agar-agar, chiffon cakes, sausages (+onions +bread), pumpkin, and oranges. At the same time, we celebrated one of our CMYF-ians, Jennifer's birthday. A special thanks to those who helped in preparing lunch for us and buying the cake.

(Credit to Jennifer for all the images above)

After a full lunch, we headed off to Portsea beach for some games and entertainment. This session was led by Grace, and all of us enjoyed the relay game. Though it was a tiring game, with intense competition between the four groups, we had real fun, competing with each group and trying our own best to try and win. This session is more like a warm up activity to prep us to head off to the sea and enjoy the waves and sandy beach, but at the same time, it refines our skills in cooperating with each others, following instructions, exploring cause and effect and problem solving.

(Credit to Kendrick for taking the image above)

We depart Portsea beach approximately half past 4 or a quarter to 5 and headed back to Melbourne city. Overall, it was a tiring but enjoying day.