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.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

camping out

Blake, Walter, Andy and Elijah -- cousins and friends whose family connections to the island go way back -- are camping out tonight. I walked down to the end of the cove to see their set-up.Really, they picked a fine night.
When I peeked inside one of the tents I could see that they have big plans.
They have built an excellent campfire and they brought marshmallows. Their site looks out at Gray's Island on the western side.
It's on a grassy rise on the shingle beach, across the cove's end from the sheep pens.
When the tide rises they will be cut off out there!
But they cleverly brought enough food to see them through, including clams which they are steaming in rockweed. I imagine they will have a night to remember.

1 comment:

Piecefulafternoon said...

Summer adventures - doesn't get much better than that.