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.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

beneath the sea

I took these pictures yesterday afternoon while rowing in still waters at a low tide. I rowed around a ledge that appears just off the point, a little outside the cove. At some places the water is less than a meter deep there during the low tide.
Nova Scotia's southwest coast is noted for a richness and variety of seaplants. They provide protection for other forms of aquatic life: green wavy nurseries for all kinds of babies.
When this kelp gets washed up on the cobble beach of the point, the sheep are right there to appreciate it.
The bottom is often a soft sand. This is the ocean's gentlest face.

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