In May 2011, after four years of life on McNutt's Island, we moved to Montreal. This blog remains, though, as a (sort of) daily record of our time on the island, and a winding path for anyone who would like to meander about among its magical places. For additional perspectives and insights I recommend Greg's book, Island Year: Finding Nova Scotia (2010), and my Bowl of Light (2012). I'll continue to post once in a while. If you do want to read this blog, one option would be to begin at the beginning of it (which is, as we all know, in blog-world, at the end), and read forward, concluding with the most recent entry. It's a journal, really, so it does makes more sense if you read it that way. But, you know, read it any way you like.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Upside down

This afternoon we read in the Halifax Chronicle Herald that our area had sustained one hundred twenty kilometer winds today -- hurricane force, they said.  Also that most of the Shelburne area was without power. Tonight we look across the harbour to the hamlets of Roseway and Carleton Village and Gunning Cove, and see nothing but darkness.  It seems so strange that here on the island we have plenty of electricity tonight, thanks to the wind turbine. It has been having a wild party of its own, dancing with the wind for the last twenty four hours.  Sometimes living off grid has a kind of upside-down quality to it.