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Rovers Overnight Camp 2015

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Rovers Overnight Camp 2015

Ilaria Zammit, who has just joined the Rover Crew, shares her experience of her first activity with our Crew.

As we drove to Mistra, the shining shimmering sun was the perfect ingredient for a 24-hour Rover Night Camp. Excitement built on as we made our way to the area Pierre found for us to camp in. The tents started being pitched as the sun started setting across the horizon. We all made ourselves comfortable whilst setting the respective environment while sharing stories and jokes. Laughter filled the air, as we were ready to release any tension built up during the week. Gabriel, Joanna, Pierre, Luke, Liam, Andrew, George, Simon, Albert and myself were in for a great night spent by the fire. The silence in the air was beaten by laughter and the smell of tasty food – from pasta to burgers and sausages to chicken curry with Maltese sausage. Conversations were shared as we got to know different sides of each other I didn’t know, as a newbie to the group. Going to sleep should have been the best part, but I ended up with front row tickets to the Opera of Snoring. Different pitches of snoring, high and low, were performed to kill the silence given during the night. 

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A 6am wake up call was in order, as my feet were about to fall off with the cold. As we gathered back into our common area and out of our tents, we kept on sharing more stories – the main topic was about what happened during the night. We may have had slept too little, but we still all had smiles on our faces as we knew we were in great company and had preferred no other way to spend the weekend. Coffee, tea, biscuits and cereal were devoured in the morning to make ourselves feel better. Some enjoyed a nice walk through the fields, and some of us preferred to sit and have deep conversations about certain issues watching the calm sea sit comfortably on the shallow reefs. The sun was still shining and shimmering, warming us up after the rainy week we had. A sigh of relief was the last thing I did before leaving, as I had had a great time and finally felt at peace ending the week in a great way.

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Written by Ilaria Zammit

Photos courtosy of Pierre Sant and Joanna Camilleri Ellul

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