It was the evening before the big adventure, and I needed to pack! Maybe a life jacket, some food for a picnic, a jumper in case I got cold on the water, a mobile phone in case we needed help, an underwater camera too. The next day was going to be a big one. I woke up and opened the curtains, there was a mist in the air, and it looked windy. I jumped out of bed, got dressed and got my bag ready. Then my friends knocked on the door and we were ready to go! My parents told it was time to go, and we hopped in the boat and we were off! When we finally got on the boat, we were excited but still nervous. First, we got to Trim, we saw on the way there were lots of old houses. It was very choppy and there were lots of rapids. We passed the Yellow Steeple and the castle, there are almost 10,000 people in Trim. Then we got to Navan, but we needed to get out of the boat and walk along the road for a bit. We felt very embarrassed as people were looking at us. Anyway, finally we got back into the boat and the water was flowing very fast. There are more than 30,000 people in Navan. Then we got to Slane, and the river got a lot wider there. Now we were a few hours in the boat so we thought that we could stop and have a short picnic. We found a spot on the grass, but suddenly we saw a cow walking towards us. We thought the cow would go away but it didn’t, so we decided to go back to the boat. The cow started running, so we had to jump onto the boat, and we were off again. There are almost 1,500 people in Slane. Next, we came to Drogheda where there were lots of people walking, some staring at us. It is a massive city and we know we are not far now. There are over 41,000 people that live in Drogheda. Finally, we get to our last stop at the Meath coast. We can smell the salty sea, we can see the seabirds, and there are lots of people at the beach. Around the coast of Meath there are more than 10,000 people. Our first stop is the ice-cream shop! We were met by our parents, and it was sunset already. What a great adventure!
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