It’s like finding a Straight Pin in a Dirtpit!


Pointe-Aux-Vieux July 7, 8, & 9 2010:


Pointe-Aux-Vieux felt the heat in July. Sweltering, is the only way to describe how it felt for a few days when the temperature seemed to reach 40 + degrees with the humidex. It was gorgeous weather to be sitting poolside with a pina colada. However there is nothing gorgeous about digging for 7 + hours a day in that heat, covered in sunscreen, bug-spray, sweat, and dirt. Trust me.

 I usually really enjoy working outside, it beats sitting at a desk anyday. But digging is no picnic (although we do have picnics for lunch).  Working on a dig involves a lot of strenuous physical labour, which as intense as it is, I find to be satisfying work. However, there were a few days I would have gladly preferred to be in an air-conditioned office. I had to focus on troweling and not let my mind wander to thoughts of lying in a freezer, in an air-conditioned room, drinking hundreds of iced beverages. Pointe-Aux-Vieux is on the water, but the brilliant idea of cooling off in the ocean was nixed, when it was discovered that the water temperature was near boiling!

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