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My cold dive!

June 4, 2017

Hi, my name is Zahli. This story is about my cold dive in Austria. Have any of you heard of a Marmot? Well, if you don't know, a marmot is an animal that looks a bit like a beaver, except it doesn't have a long tail. One day we decided to go on a walk to see Marmots up in the mountains.

 

On the day of our walk, the sky was grey and it was freezing! When we arrived there was a little hotel, we went inside to go to the loo. I kept on complaining to Mum that I was cold. We saw that there was a little playground and we played on it for a little bit. Then a guy, I think it was a guard, he told us off for going on the playground!! He told Mum and Dad that the playground was dangerous.

 

 

 

Well, first of all we brought binoculars with us and I'm glad we did. Me and Dad spotted two Marmots on a rock. The view was absolutely marvelous, you should have seen it!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then we continued our walk. It was pretty cool. There was snow up on the mountains, higher than we were.

 

 

Rushton and I kept on jumping in puddles, it was great fun.

 

Dad kept on saying; "don't jump in puddles, those are snow boots, not water boots."

But Mum said; "let them jump in puddles, they are waterproof."

 

I agreed with Mum.

 

 

Me, Amira and Rushton stomped on the other path on the wet grass.

 

 

 

Levi walked off into the high mountains.

 

 

 

Rushton and I saw a puddle that was shaped just like Australia, but it didn't have the top of the Queensland bit in it. Rushton wrecked it, he stomped in it!

 

 

Then Dad spotted a little path that we could go into the forest. Mum said she didn't want to go, but all the kids did, including me ( except for Bohan, he was on Mum's back in the carrier ).

 

 

Rushton and I kept on stomping in the puddles again and again and again. Then I found one, it looked small, so I stepped into it........

 

I sank all the way up to my WAIST!!! It was a swampy swamp actually. I couldn't see that it was a swamp, because it had all these weeds sticking up that looked like grass.

 

It was so freezing!!

 

Everyone thought it was funny.

 

I DID NOT.

 

 

 

 

I walked with Dad all the way home. He let me look through the binoculars. It felt like my bottom half was ice!

 

 

 

When we reached the car, I had to strip to my underwear. Dad gave me his coat to cover my bottom half because it was freezing. Then Dad gave out lollies, I got the most. I saved them until I got home.

 

When we got home I had the first hot shower, and I took a really long time. Then I snuggled on the couch with a warm blanket and had a hot chocolate!

 

If I ever have wet pants again, I'll remember my marmot walk.

 

The End

 

 

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