Vic Falls By Phil Cox

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Intake 1 2015 graduated on the 21st August
January 8, 2016
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Intake 2 2015 Graduate
January 8, 2016

Vic Falls By Phil Cox

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Vic Falls By Phil Cox of Magellan Tent As we come to the closing days of Quest I find myself with the huge honour of writing the last ever blog for intake 2 2015 and as an add bonus it gets to be about Victoria Falls. So like all great stories I’ll start at the very beginning. Not so long ago, in a place not so far away we arrived in Vic Falls after a week of traveling, uncountable amounts of border posts and endlessly flat roads. One would think we would be tired after such a humongous amount of travelling, well if you thought that you were wrong. If I’m not mistaken, which I seldom am, I don’t think one member of intake 2 went to bed before midnight a signal night we were there. Between the numerous bars and the casino there were an abundance of things to do at night. Just a quick word about the casino. To all concerned parents…. despite the fact we lost easily over $1000 combined you don’t need to worry about your sons becoming compulsive gamblers, I assure you it was all for the experience. Though unfortunately we did not just go to Vic Falls to party we also had work experience which could consist of hotel work, tour operations for Wild Horizons, working construction or working in a work shop. At first Ox (Curtis) and I thought we had picked the short straw with construction but I think it turned out that we did the less work than we expected, due to the fact that our boss frequently turned up with a hangover. Even though between partying, gambling and working, we as always found ways to put our lives on the line. These were the gorge swing, white water rafting and a gentle boat ride down the Zambezi. I know the last one sounds harmless but it was probably the most dangerous of the 3 as it involved canoeing through Hippo infested waters, oh and there was also the occasional crocodile. The white water rafting was fun but not as scary as it was made out to be and the gorge swing? Well, whoever is crazy enough to freefall 70m must have had a lot of fun doing it. Like all great things in life they seldom last and we ended our times in VF with a traditional Quest Intake 2 party. The only thing that mattered that night was us. We even got a thank you from the DJ at Shoestrings. But it was as they played Avicii “the Nights” that I knew that Quest has come to an end. To end off I just want to thank each and every one of you reading this for sending your sons to Quest and for supporting them throughout Quest with the numerous care packages, money transfers and general encouragement. All of it really paid off I can tell you. So for the last time from Intake 2 2015, ‘thank you and good night’.