Saturday, 16 July 2011
ON SORT À L'ÎLE!
The second Friday of the program we visited Saint Quentin island at the mouth of the river. We packed our lunches, bathing suits and beach reading (I had just bought a copy of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in French, so I brought that along). The island was crowded with Trifleuviens searching for a respite from the summer heat. Once we got of the buses, we made our way to the far corner of the beach. We set up volleyball nets, played music and created a colorful patchwork of beach towels on the sand. Trish and I took a walk along the coast and tried our hands at amateur nature photography (traversing the precarious rocky coast to get decent shots of the coast line). After our little promenade we returned to the beach to enjoy the sunshine and catch up on reading. My friend Amanda was kind enough to buy us all a much needed beer.