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.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

View from the dock

Here are a few pictures  from the dock, earlier this week, on a day not too cold, not too windy, not too wet. 
The view looking back toward Fort Point and Shelburne. 
The gulls seem content, on a rock in the cove, not far from the fish house.
Submerged rockweed, attached to the rocks, gently waves back and forth in a high tide.
When the tide goes out again  rockweed inhabits the airy upper world. It seems lifeless then, draped over the rocks. But it isn't, really. It's just waiting. When the tide returns the water lifts it up again. The upper part of the plant floats on the surface, held up by tiny air-filled sacs. But it's also attached to the rock below by its holdfast.

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