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, September 7, 2009

Rowing to the horseshoe

The harbour water was a shimmering flatness this morning. I rowed over to the horseshoe to look around.It was near high tide, when the water breaks across the lower places on the horseshoe.
From the rowboat I could look across at Sandy Point Light, which guards the entrance to the inner harbour and the town of Shelburne.
A skiff was tied up at the government wharf, taking off some of the weekend campers. The government wharf is an enormous structure. It dates back to the 1940s when it accomodated Fort McNutt.
Two yachts were moored in the cove near the government wharf.
Most of the weekend campers left with the high tide this morning so they could get the ATVs on and off their boats.
There wasn't anything very dramatic to look at out in the cove, just a calm harbour and a sky of high wispy clouds.

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