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, July 13, 2009

Scenes from Cape Roseway

We went down to the lighthouse on Sunday. It was supposed to rain all afternoon but the day surprised us.

Cape Roseway reminds me of Peggy's Cove, with its dramatic jumbles of rock cliffs. The rocks look like they got tossed up into the air, to fall down in great heaps. It's a challenge to photograph them.
I saw the abandoned fog horn building in a new light.
Before I have only seen its deterioration, but now I began to see its structure, which is becoming exposed bit by bit. It reminds me of the phrase "the necessity for ruins." It looked noble, still standing there. Its original purpose was to house the fog horn that warned sailors of the rocks when a fog has covered the shore. I don't know what its purpose is now. Maybe just to remind us that there was an earlier time when life was different.

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