Monday, August 2, 2010

Sea Glass and Water Fights

Hi guys!

Last week was spent at Spectacle Island and it was as jam-packed as ever. I've been really lucky so far and every time I've gone out to the Harbor Islands the weather's been great (I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the good weather stays for the next two weeks!)

On Tuesday, instead of going up to the top of North Drummlin to fly kites, I stayed at the beach with David. After lunch, he invited me to look for sea glass with him. Since I used to collect sea glass when I was younger and because it seemed like a good way to spend a hot afternoon, I took him up on his offer.

Never in my life have I seen so much sea glass. Growing up near the water, I've been privileged enough to spend all my summers at the beach looking for pretty glass and cool shells. But the sheer amount of sea glass on Spectacle Island surpasses anything else I've seen. White, clear, sky blue, aquamarine, sea foam green, even a ruby red: all these colors could be found just by walking along the water. An added surprise was all the bits of pottery that we found in the sand-this was something I'd never seen before, and I thought it was pretty cool.

As tempting as it was to fill my bag with delightful pieces of sea treasure, I fought the urge and kept in mind that by leaving the sea glass on Spectacle, thousands of people would have the chance to enjoy it as much as I did. After successfully managing not to steal from a national park, David and I met up with Thi and BJ for a quick swim before heading back to the Bank of America Pavilion-I think this picture speaks for itself.
Another fun activity from last week: one boat ride back to Boston, all us interns were feeling a little hot. So David, kind soul that he is, decided to stealthily sneak up behind us and pour a little water on our heads to cool us off. So obviously, we began to pour water on each other and within minutes a full-fledged water war was being waged between BJ and myself on the top deck and Thi and David on the lower deck. The final score? BJ and I: 100, Thi and David: 10.


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