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, September 12, 2010

lighthouse on the rocks

Cape Roseway Light stands atop a promontory of dramatic rocks.
Climbing on them is great fun.
Gigantic seams of quartzite run through them.
It's hard to imagine the powerful forces that have created these angles.
Our friend Tom thinks these are Greater Scaup. But Hazel and John, birders from Ontario, had a contrary view. Common Eider, they said, moulting.
Nope, says Leroy d'Entremont, who owns and manages the island sheep. They are locally called coot, and they're a kind of scaup. I give Leroy the final word.
To the east lies Jordan Bay.
Tide pools reflect the sky.
The Cape Roseway sky is often filled with wonder.
And it's always changing.
To the west lie fishing banks and the Gulf of Maine.

1 comment:

Piecefulafternoon said...

Fabulous photos - those rocks are so interesting. I love the different veins in the rocks.