When I first got on the ferry in Portland I thought this trip wouldn’t be much fun, but by mid-afternoon the first day, I met some new people and a whole lot of new girls. Project Reach Lewiston joined 14 other Project Reach groups at the Casco Bay Ferry Terminal. We boarded the Masquot II and traveled out onto the bay. We stopped at local islands delivering supplies and people bringing home groceries. The boat was very full and it was hard to figure out who was who. On the way to Long Island we were shuttled over to Cow Island where we saw two very large Bald eagles and seals in the water. It was so much fun when I was sea kayaking. Sea kayaking was a new experience for me and I loved it!

We participated in activities when we were finished on the water. One activity that I liked the most was exploring a tunnel built into a World War I fort on the Island. It was scary and dark. It was a very tight fit so we had to walk sideways to squeeze through. We thought the tunnel might contain spiders and it smelled musty.

A second activity I liked was “River Crossing.” The game was we earned numbers by saying positive things. These numbers represented stones we would use by working together to cross an imaginary river in the fort.

I am so glad to be part of this experience on Cow Island. I got to spend a day and a half with people from Greenville and other places around the state. At first no one would talk to each other, they only talked to their friends. By nighttime, everyone started hanging out with their new friends and really getting along.

This was such a great trip I would recommend it to anyone who can get to Cow Island to do it. It is full of fun things to see and do.


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