A Humid Day on the Cape

July 21, 2022

Marina Loewen – Lord Byng Secondary School & Miles Gabriele-Burke St. Francis School

SEA campus

We started today off with a walk to the knob. It’s a little dike with a point at the end where you can view of the ocean. There was a really nice wind that took the edge off of the heat. Some ladies, didn’t technically yell at us, but were rather passive aggressive. We saw a lot of plants, such as roses, poison Ivy, and bush honeysuckle. The honeysuckle berries look very tempting, but are actually poisonous.

In our ocean oceanography class, we looked at a lot a lot of scientific equipment. For example, some quadrats, the dissolved oxygen tester, PH tester, and an instrument for measuring salinity. Lunch was good, we had tomato soup and grilled cheese, we ran out of bread. And then we saw a nature documentary about colors in the natural world it cool. Also, we were inside so that was nice because it was really hot today, and humid it was very humid.

After lunch we had book club, which despite the name is a very open-ended activity. Some of us our working on knots, the diagrams in the book are absolutely terrifying, but we are working towards it. Other groups are reading and one group might be doing sea shanties. We sat outside at the picnic tables which was nice but we had to stick to the shade.

Dinner was amazing, it was prepared by or lovely RA Emma G, who made pasta as well as four different sauces. The conversations were lively and people are definitely starting to get more comfortable with each other.

During free time, people sort of drifted around and did their own stuff, a small group or students went to the beach, the water is amazing. It's supper warm, but cold enough to be refreshing, and the beach itself is covered in so many beautiful rocks, they are sort of see through but just cloudy enough to have a different look from sea glass. It was lovely, especially because today, if we haven't already mentioned it was very hot and humid.

Then the RAs gave us a really neat presentation on their post high school/collage experience, it was funny and engaging and really inspirational. A lot of them went to schools in Minnesota, so that a neat coincidence.

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