It was day two at the Bridge Valley Adventure Centre when we were lining up by the blue hydro slide. We all (my class) had to wait for the hydro slide to get started and for there to be enough water to slide down smoothly... It’s all ready to go! The first person puts her black shiny mat down. 3... 2... 1... GO! Jolting forward, she’s racing down the slide swiftly! Almost everyone hears her screaming of excitement. In next to no time it's my turn! I’m nervous because everyone comes up from their turn saying it’s freezing! As I position my mat onto the starting slope, Second thoughts come to my mind. Both of my feet are on each side of my mat, then Claire says “Go! Go! Go!”
Forcing myself down, the icy rushing lake water grabs me and pulls me down the slide. WAHOOO! My energy spikes up and I begin to pick up speed. My body drifts up the side as I race around a sharp corner. Suddenly there's a turn going the completely opposite way! SMACKING into it, I near the end, then all of a sudden, I spot the murky chilly lake water right in front of me!
SPLASH! I slam right into the freezing water. I’m under the surface.
My legs, weak and cold, push me up to the surface of the water. GULP! Air fills up in my lungs! Looking around me I see the pathway. My arms, shivering and powerless, pull me along the face of the water towards the exit. Gripping each foot on the bank, my stubby legs drive me out of the water. More and more children slide down screaming and laughing their heads off! I rush up the path for another turn!
By Cody,Mahana School