By event participant Skye Owen
This morning we went kayaking with the team from Sapphire Guiding (Tess, Cam and Dan). Tess dropped us off at Blackfellows Lake boat ramp and Cam took us through the skills and safety briefing. I’ve not kayaked before, so was quietly panicking. We had double kayaks and Cam teamed up with me. Yay! Dan had a single canoe and Andy was on his SUP with his Jack Russell, Belle (who was completely at home on the SUP with Andy).
The morning was cloudy but warm, and the lake was calm. There were some rainclouds about but the little squall that did eventuate didn’t hit us until we were almost at Mogareeka. What a brilliant experience. I finally found an outdoor activity that I was able to do, and I loved it. Everyone loved it.
We had some newbies join us for kayaking, and the camp. Karen Lott joined us yesterday afternoon. She’s the owner of Sprout Eden Café and Produce Store and the co-founder of the quarterly Nethercote Seasonal Produce Markets. Karen saw the need for a daily seasonal produce outlet, so established Sprout Eden. It’s not surprising that Karen is here because she is someone who strives to run her business better and smarter. And you just know she’s going to go from strength to strength. She’s already grown her business so much in the past 12 months, having also recently opened a takeaway coffee bar. She’s pretty amazing!
Matt Dell from Ulladulla runs Elders Insurance. He’s super friendly and very tall. He has worked with Andy before and is very knowledgeable about the technology systems Andy recommends. He is always happy to jump in and help the other campers, explaining the technology and doing some hands-on work.
Ben Smythe is editor of Fairfax Media mastheads in Bega, Merimbula, Eden and Bombala. He’s a busy man and it was good to see him taking the time out to enjoy some outdoor activity. Haven’t seen him again, but that’s not surprising considering his job.
Once back at camp, we had some time out or Working From Anywhere. Steve Millott joined us. Steve is a Business Facilitator for Business Australia’s Entrepreneurs’ Programme. He has a passion for helping businesses grow and develop, and he is a very busy man! Most people at the TagAlong Camp know and have worked with Steve. He’s got a good sense of humour and gives Kay a run for her money!
During Happy Hour I watched Cheryl, Matt and Andy play a game of Molkky. Kristi and her husband Greg joined shortly after.
All in all another great day on this magical Working From Anywhere adventure.