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.

how to order Greg's book

Canadians: you can order Greg's book from Chapters.Indigo or from  Nimbus.  Of course you can also order it through your local bookstore, or ask your library to order it.  In the Shelburne area, you can buy it at The Whirligig Book Shop on Water Street.

Americans: it doesn't seem to be working out so well for you all. But you can go direct to the distributor, Nimbus. You can also call them at 1-800-NIMBUS9. 

As an introduction to Greg's book, here are a few pictures from our first look at the island in late October 2006. We circled around McNutt's on Skipper's boat Sailor Boy.
When we finally came into the cove, we saw the house from across the water. You can see the old landing on the right, and the fish house is there, too, hiding behind spruce.
We docked further down in the cove and walked along a lane until we got to the house. I'm walking with our realtor Wolfgang, and Greg is lagging behind and taking pictures. Please note spruce.

And here's a closer view of the house as we arrived that day.