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, August 9, 2010

biking the island

A few intrepid adventurers have been exploring the island this summer. Brown Eyed Girl drops them off at the government wharf, then they walk to the light, or sometimes stop by our house to get their lunch and hitch a ride to the lighthouse in the McNutt's Island Express.

Today Sheldon and Laurel Scott and Ella McLeod and Brian Nickerson brought their mountain bikes with them on Brown Eyed Girl.
I think they had a lot of fun riding to the light and exploring the guns and the ghost barracks. After they stopped by here again they were going to ride down the lower road to the sheep pens at the head of the cove, and maybe go around to see the old cellar remains. You can cover lots of this big island when you're on a bike.

1 comment:

Karen said...

OH, what a great day, and a great way to explore such a beautiful place!