Today was a very early day. We had to be up and ready for breakfast at 6:15AM. We drove for a long while and during this drive I napped, saw many cattle and sheep pastures, and talked to Evan. The bus ride was a trip to catch a ferry from Ireland back to Wales. The first thing I did on the Ferry named The Isle of Inishmore was to explore. I found an arcade, shop, restaurant and a bureau de change. Evan and I browsed the shop and bought a travel Monopoly set. We played it with some of the other scouts who were on the boat with us. Then I got some lunch from the restaurant.
During the last half hour of our boat ride I played DDR (Dance Dance Revolutions) with Evan. Then we got back onto the bus and off the bus into Wales. The we drove to a rest stop and stayed there for 30 minutes for a snack because the next time we would eat wouldn’t be until 7PM.
We drove for more time and passed a place that was polluted with metals and the people use seaweed in their food. To them it is called lava bread. Our guide Jon also told us that Catherine Zita Jones was born in this area. On this ride I discussed upcoming themes for months in the troop year with Adam our new SPL. We also had a conversation with Evan about magnets, how they work, and how electricity is related to them. We then arrived at the Park Inn where we swam in the pool and hung out at the hotel.
We had our group portrait taken and then took a tour the clock tower rooms of the castle and ate dinner there. Cardiff Castle's extravagant rooms are themed. Astrological and Biblical themes are everywhere.
The meal included entertainment with musical harp and other performances. They even performed a song similar to our “Austrian Went Yodeling” campfire song and Josh Frovarp was the bear and Mr. Altamirano was a St. Bernard Dog.
We got to sample the seaweed which was inside of the ham that wrapped it. Also we had stew and then chicken. We sang Yankee Doodle Dandy, the Announcement Song and of course the CANADA cheer for the Canadians present.
They also called Mr. Anderson and Mikey Herde up to dress as girls and do a dance, it was very, very funny.
What a great way to end our night in Wales.
By Tyler Stankye