Day #4: Canaveral Beach and Conservation Area, just north of Cape Canaveral.
Due to a construction day at the farm, and the exhaustion felt by students put through one day of hard farm work labour, we experienced an incredible day off today! The WHRC drove us and their volunteers, along with kayaks, paddles, and a supremely delicious packed lunch to Canaveral beach, which is located just north of Cape Canaveral. So close, in fact, that they had military grade security patrolling the beaches. On one side of the road, a beautiful beach and amazing surf. On the other side, a nice, calm cove for kayaking with mating manatees and a rare sighting of the illustrious Florida alligator.
All day we experienced near-cloudless skies, with a warm sun beating down on our aching bodies from school work and farm work. The kids kayaked into the cove and witnessed the manatees, birds, and one alligator in the conservation area. As well, they enjoyed the sun and surf with castle building in the sand, body-surfing in the ocean, and just simply laying on the beach and soaking in the Vitamin D we hear so much about in rainy Vancouver.
Needless to say, lots of students are experiencing the joys of redness and sunburns on rough cabin sheets, despite the numerous warnings to bathe in sunscreen. So, we learned something new again today: aloe vera will become our best friend in the coming days as our sunburns turn into beautiful tans!
Surfs up, dude!