Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Chilcotin Holidays

ESL writing on the ranch


Experience on the ranch

Our current ESL student Rahel from Switzerland had a Esl writing assignment as part of her homework on descriptive adjectives and creative writing. Here is her story, she received top marks for it!

The Chilcotin holiday ranch

The spacious ranch is nestled in a wild, tranquil valley in the Chilcotin mountains. The journey to get here is an adventurous one, and unseen in Switzerland. When I take a deep breath, my lungs fill with crisp mountain air and the smell of the healthy, copious pine trees. At least once a day I stroll over to admire the cute and cuddly horses. Their charming fur is colored in all shades of the earth. The horses are like a strong antidepressant, and I am excited to be around them.We absorb the autumnal forest on a walk, crunching leaves underneath our shoes and observing the breeze rocking the treetops. I get a taste of unexpected, unknown and unthought things everyday. Who thought I would skin a moose and drive a skidder. Driving the rusty, rough skidder to unload the hay from a huge truck was like watching a horror movie. I patiently observe the nut-collecting squirrels which are hobbling around everywhere. The hilarious squirrels play 'catch me if you can'. It took me a while to settle in but the caring, lovely staff made me feel welcome. The western, traditional ranch wouldn't exist without them, as they live it by heart. Saddling one of the patient horses is still a task, and I have to think it through carefully. I still miss some points.

Our wilderness ranch is perfect for inspiring Esl writing and creative thinking!

Chilcotin Holidays

About Chilcotin Holidays

We are a licensed guide outfitter and we conduct guided wilderness adventures throughout our 5,000 square km operating area. This guide area has been operational since 1880, making it the oldest in British Columbia. More about us HERE.

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