My biggest highlights of the course was sailing in the Charlotte Sounds and seeing a pod of dolphins, camping outside under hundreds of glowworms, watching the sun set and rise at the top of Mt Cullen and bonding with my 12 other watchmates.
I found the course very challenging, both physically and mentally. Every day I was pushed out of my comfort zone and over came obstacles I didn't know I was capable of.
The hardest part of the course was probably the mental/emotional obstacles, I always had a constant argument with myself in my head saying "I can't do this" but my watch mates and instructors had more faith and confidence in me than I did so trusting them and ignoring my own little voice was very hard.
I have gained some amazing friendships from the course, since being home I have been to Auckland, Tauranga and Wellington to catch up with my watch mates and have many more trips planned to come.
Outward Bound has been absolutely amazing in so many different ways. It is the hardest thing I have ever done but also the most rewarding. I highly recommend anyone to give it a go, young or old they have courses for all.
"One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle inside all of us, he said "The battle is between two 'wolves', one is evil. It is anger, envy, jealously, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, lies and ego.
The other is good. It is joy, peace, love hope, humility, kindness, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith."
The grandson thought about this then asked his grandfather: "Which wolf wins?"
The old Cherokee replied, "The one you feed."
Feed the good wolf!
Danielle - Scott 644