Today marks the halfway point in our SHAD journeys. Although we’ve only been together for about 2 weeks, all of us at SHAD Dal feel like we have known each other for many years.
SHADs woke up bright and early to catch a bus to Grand-Pré National Historic Site. This Acadian Settlement was established in 1680, and was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2012. After an informative multi-media film about the Expulsion of the Acadians, SHADs were free to roam the beautiful fields and gardens.
After lunch, we headed off to Blomidon Provincial Park, home to some of the highest tides in the world! SHADs and P.A.s alike played in the soft clay, and reveled in the rapidly rising water! Everyone enjoyed a friendly rock-skipping competition in the afternoon. Here is Ted, destroying the competition.
SHADs were ready for dinner, but it came at a price! An intense, 2-hour uphill hike led us to our enchanting campsite, with breathtaking views overlooking the Minas Basin. Our efforts were rewarded with a scrumptious barbeque, expertly grilled by our P.A.s.
With full stomachs and warm hearts, we spent the rest of the night toasting s’mores, singing, and stargazing by the campfire. SHADs crept off to our tents, ready to start new adventures, and create more memories in the morning.