Summer has just begun and that means that Save the Harbor/Save the Bay starts its season of new programming. This summer, I was assigned to Camp Harbor View (CHV) and All Access (AABH), so I'll be going to more places than I did last year. This, to me, is very exciting because I will be able to see the Harbor islands and learn more about them. So let's start talking about what happened during the week.
The first site that I went to was Camp Harbor View, which is located on Long Island. Fun fact about me is that my siblings and I were actually campers at Camp Harbor View. My sister is now a counselor there and my little brother is going to the camp for their second session. From last time I was at Camp Harbor View to now, things haven't really changed. The one thing that is different is how the campers and staff get to the camp. When I was at Camp Harbor View, the bridge that was connected from Boston to Long Islands was still up and running. Going across it was pretty stressful because the bridge seemed like it was going to collapse at any moment. Since then, they torn down the bridge and now the campers and staff have to get across via boat. Other than that, everything is the same.
|In the dark tunnel at Georges Island|
Thursday was a lot easier to go through. This was because I finally got to go through the dark tunnel. While first encountering the tunnel, I felt refreshed. The temperature wasn't as bad as it was on Tuesday, but it was still bad. So stepping into the shady part of the fort that is connected to the dark tunnel was very nice. When I got to the dark tunnel, I was surprise with how dark it was--even though it is called the dark tunnel! Walking the tunnel I was little nervous. It reminded me of my younger self when I was taking night walks with the previous camp that I went to. I wasn't as scared as I used to be when I was little but it did remind me of how I might've reacted if I was put into the dark tunnel when I was younger.
|Our first day at Georges with our first batch of crabs|
See you guys on the harbor!