Today we had a field trip in the morning, which meant no morning recreation! This was a blessing for all of us weary night owls to hit the snooze button and get an extra hour of much needed sleep. After breakfast, we packed and drove to the starting point of our hike to Cape Spear. As always, the bus ride was filled with songs and laughter. Once we arrived, we were separated into three groups using a few complex mathematical operations that involved modular arithmetic. At last, our two hour trek began!
The rocky terrain and previous night’s rainstorm meant that the path was quite tricky to navigate, but we made it to the end unscathed. The view during the climb was breathtaking - as expected of the gorgeous natural scenery that Newfoundland has proved to boast.
The end of our hike was rewarded with delicious burritos from trusty Mustang Sally’s. We sat at the edge of Cape Spear - the easternmost point in North America - and pretended to see Europe over the horizon while we ate. We even spotted a few minke whales!
Everyone was exhausted on the drive back to campus, but we were revived at the announcement of a two hour pool trip. We had a great time with slides, diving boards, inflated obstacles, and of course, a mandatory game of water polo.
After a flavorful dinner of Indian cuisine (Tandoori chicken is a personal favourite), we finished the day with some committee and House meetings.
Although I say it every day, I do believe that today was the best day of SHAD so far - even without the birthday songs and cake (which will never be forgotten). I'm sure that the rest of our final week will be equally memorable. Before that though, SHADs will need to buckle down for plenty of House time and the business plan submission tomorrow!