You can see part of McNutt's in the upper left of the picture. The wind was quite strong yesterday afternoon, coming from the west-northwest, and the water was choppy, with whitecaps. This must have been a difficult swim. It's hard to imagine why the deer went across. People have always said that deer swim to and from McNutt's Island. But as far as I know this is the first time anyone has taken a picture of it. Thanks to Shelley for sharing her photograph.
Saturday, August 7, 2010
Shelley Van Buskirk Spears took an amazing picture yesterday afternoon of two deer swimming across the western channel of Shelburne Harbour, from McNutt's Island to the beach at Carleton Village, on the western shore. Her husband Alex called her to say that he had spotted the deer leaving the Horseshoe on McNutt's. That's the northern arm of the cove, here on the western side. Shelley ran to get her camera and stood on the shore to wait until they appeared.