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The Arctic maple icy water

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Nova Scotia is a beautiful and peaceful province located on the eastern most end of Canada, connected to the mainland only through a narrow piece of land. Although I've never really heard of it before, now I'm here, as a student studying in Nova Scotia, attending a high school in Bridgewater and living with a host family in the surrounding area. I've just been here for two weeks and I already got so many amazing experiences and had a lot of memorable experiences. But, first, I'll introduce myself just a little bit. My nickname is Campbell, and I'm currently a student studying in grade 11 at a high school in Nova Scotia. I've been an international student for two years now, I liked it so much that I decided to return here and, hopefully, for another two year.

Now, in this first blog, I’ll talk about my most memorable experience since I'm here. Just the one week that I've been here, I've went to many places, mainly the countryside and small towns that are exceptionally pretty. Even though I've been to many places and tried many things, the experience that really stands out to me are when we went to the beach and on a boating trip to Lunenburg. After I went to school to select my four courses (It is really four courses, school here starts at 9 and ends at 3.30), my host family take us to Risser's Beach. It was a close beach and it only took 18 minutes for us to get there. Once we got there, we begin to stride towards the beach. On the way, we passed under a tunnel and came up on two young Canadian boys, who joyfully tells us that the water was exceptional, it was warm and it will not last. Once we got to the beach, I saw a sign that tells us the water temperature was 21 degrees Celsius. I went into the lake at the back of the house before and the water was cool so I didn't think that it was too bad. Then, we (Me and my host brother Berke), run into the water. The moment our feet touched the water, I can feel the cold water like it was Arctic ice creeping on my skin. It was even colder than the ice water we used at the water festival! So, after playing in shallow water (and splashing each other), we decided to jump in. The moment of contact was the worst, it wakes you up enough that all the atoms were up too. After a while, our nerves adjusted and it wasn't too bad but it was still cold. Even though we were cold, the waves are high and those are fun to play in. After some time, feeling that I had enough ice shower, I got up and built a sand highway system for the ants (if there are any) on the beach. Then we packed up and walk along the beach, appreciating the clean water and pristine beaches (I even collected a sand dollar! They're cool). We then walked along a trail through a marsh, appreciating the view of sunset and went home.

That's it, the end of that day and that story and even though it is five days since that time, I'll always remember my time playing around with Berke, the extremely beautiful scenery at sunset, and maybe the feeling of getting into the ice water for the first time.

PS. Sadly, we're out of space so I will hopefully write about the boat ride (or maybe something more interesting) next blog.

Posted by campnarakol 18:30 Archived in Canada Tagged water travel canada students cold exchange nsisp nsispfc

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Risser's Beach is one of my favourite beaches in Nova Scotia! Now, each time I visit, I will refer to it as Arctic Maple Icy Water. :-)

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