It's official: I've survived university! A few weeks ago I finished my last few classes, comprised mostly of electives and a great fundraising course, and set out to enjoy the warm weather.
My summer job was at Historic Properties where I worked at Carrefour Atlantic Emporium, an interesting little shop that specializes in Atlantic Canadian books and art. I had the opportunity to meet a lot of fun tourists and read some great local books.
In the last few weeks I've been making up for a summer spent in classrooms. The day after my last exam I set off with my boyfriend and some friends to Stanhope, PEI, where we camped next to the ocean.
Feeling the call of the road once more, my boyfriend and I set off to Cape Breton this Friday. I am proud to say that we hiked two spectacular trails: the Skyline and Franey. Franey (Ingonish) was a mostly uphill hike with rough terrain, such as roots and rocks, as a path. A few sets of stairs made the steep incline easier to overcome.
The Skyline trail is a flat walk through forest and marshes until you reach the end, which is awe-inspiring. You walk along a boardwalk that is perched on top of a piece of land that is jutting out to the ocean, with cliffs on either side of the path. It is very high up and offers a beautiful view of the Cabot Trail highway that curves around the Highlands.
I'm spending the next few weeks saying goodbye to my summer job and sitting down to do some writing. The film festival is kicking off this week, and I hope to go to the opening gala where Buck 65 will be performing. The gods of PR have been smiling on me, and I expect to start full time work in the communications field sometime in early October. Graduation is October 21st; I can't wait to officially graduate and get those three little letters after my name: BPR.