Adventure Building Camp, Week 3, Day 3, 2017

Adventure Building Camp, Week 3, Day 3, 2017

The morning kicked off with a retool of our pipe fittings for the water wheel.

Adventure Building Camp, Week 3, Day 3, 2017
Adventure Building Camp, Week 3, Day 3, 2017

After adjusting our fittings, we were ready to strap on the barrels and roll the raft down to the water for testing.

Adventure Building Camp, Week 3, Day 3, 2017
Adventure Building Camp, Week 3, Day 3, 2017
Adventure Building Camp, Week 3, Day 3, 2017

We lost a few barrels along the way, but were still able to roll the raft relatively easily....well, except for a few spokes of the paddle wheel that were sheered off by the uneven terrain of the path.

Adventure Building Camp, Week 3, Day 3, 2017
Adventure Building Camp, Week 3, Day 3, 2017
Adventure Building Camp, Week 3, Day 3, 2017
Adventure Building Camp, Week 3, Day 3, 2017

Crayfish Surprise!

Adventure Building Camp, Week 3, Day 3, 2017

With the raft finally in the water, we realize we've got a few problems.....

Adventure Building Camp, Week 3, Day 3, 2017
Adventure Building Camp, Week 3, Day 3, 2017
Adventure Building Camp, Week 3, Day 3, 2017

We pulled out the raft to work on our barrel issues. We ended up with two ideas. The first idea was to screw wood planks across the openings in the raft to keep the barrels lower. The second idea utilized webbing lashed across the opening to position the barrels.

Adventure Building Camp, Week 3, Day 3, 2017
Adventure Building Camp, Week 3, Day 3, 2017
Adventure Building Camp, Week 3, Day 3, 2017

Although this test run looks like a fail, it wasn't! We discovered both methods would lift the raft up out of the water. In the end we chose to combine the two ideas and used webbing on the top and bottom to secure the barrels.

Adventure Building Camp, Week 3, Day 3, 2017
Adventure Building Camp, Week 3, Day 3, 2017
Adventure Building Camp, Week 3, Day 3, 2017

Finally! Success! Our raft would be ready for tomorrow's adventure with a quick repair of the water wheel..........air guitar!

Adventure Building Camp, Week 3, Day 3, 2017

We celebrated after lunch with a few jumps off the rope swing.

Adventure Building Camp, Week 3, Day 3, 2017

Some swam to the island.

Adventure Building Camp, Week 3, Day 3, 2017
Adventure Building Camp, Week 3, Day 3, 2017

Back at the workshop, we worked on building more paddles.

Adventure Building Camp, Week 3, Day 3, 2017
Adventure Building Camp, Week 3, Day 3, 2017

When the sun came out, we seized our last chance to visit the sand pit.

Adventure Building Camp, Week 3, Day 3, 2017
Adventure Building Camp, Week 3, Day 3, 2017
Adventure Building Camp, Week 3, Day 3, 2017

On the way back, we saw our dog friends that joined us for swimming yesterday.

Adventure Building Camp, Week 3, Day 3, 2017
Adventure Building Camp, Week 3, Day 3, 2017

Last push to finish the bike rack, before heading home!

Adventure Building Camp, Week 3, Day 3, 2017

Excited for what tomorrow's adventure!