Marine Environment Study

On Friday 5 May the Outdoor Education (OED) class got to try their hand at sea kayaking, my personal favourite of all the activities. We were blessed with perfect weather, a balmy 20 degrees and a following light Northerly breeze to push us along. The sea conditions were equally as kind as we had an outgoing tide and almost glass like conditions, perfect beginners’ weather!

We launched from Somers beach, practiced some skills then paddled around to Balnarring beach for a lunch stop where we enjoyed a relaxed break and perfect vista looking out towards Phillip Island. After lunch we continued following the coastline around to Pt Leo and along the way we received a dolphin escort to top off a perfect paddling day. Once again Western Port proves to be one of the Peninsula’s best kept secrets!

From a learning perspective we have now finished the marine environment study, experiencing and discussing the flora, fauna and environmental challenges of the three Marine Parks and RAMSAR area that make up the Western Port Biosphere.

Best performance of the day goes to Kurt and Ella for teamwork and Lucas and Todd for entertainment through a very unexpected capsize amongst circling dolphins.

Lance Albrecht
Teacher | Outdoor Education