Today, Sunday July 27th, Cindy Garruba and Eileen Friedman enjoyed canoeing the Nissequogue River with 25 au pairs from their Long Island clusters. Rain was in the forecast this morning and this evening, but the daytime was perfect for canoeing. 2 to 3 au pairs matched up in canoes for the 2 hour trip.
We passed families of swans and one group even saw a water turtle! A few tangles into the reeds growing along the river bank and then everyone got the hang of it. At the end of the trip, some of the group picnicked at the Paul T. Givens park near the famous Smithtown Bull.
3 of the au pairs were at their very last cluster activity with their Long Island friends. They each had spent at least one year on Long Island, one is heading for a 2nd year but in Connecticut this time.