Friday, November 21, 2014
so thrilled that I now live on the Atlantic ocean - Lunenburg is famous for boats & boat building
My soul is full of longing
for the secret of the sea,
and the heart of the great ocean
sends a thrilling pulse through me.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The number 1 thing on my list of must-haves for my new home was - an easy walk to the sea. Lunenburg is surrounded on 2 sides by ocean, you can smell the salt air, the real ocean air. Rugged and briny a different smell than my former sea side walks - much less tame smelling.
I was living on another coast, the North Shore of Nova Scotia, in another county and along a mostly sedate, sheltered, the warmest waters North of Virginia coastline - the Northumberland Strait the 7km-14km body of water that separates New Brunswick and Nova Scotia from Prince Edward Island. Now I'm living very near wide open ocean. Lunenburg itself is in a bit of a sheltered cove/harbour but the infamous spit of sand Sable Island* with it's hundreds of shipwrecks is roughly 300 kms directly out into the sea. Currently reading the Lunenburg library book The August Gales: The Tragic Loss of Fishing Schooners in the North Atlantic 1926 and 1927 ... soaking up as much local history as I can (& this is a very historic place).
I have 2 big pre-holiday creative project deadlines I'm currently working on which is fantastic & is keeping me busy, that and getting myself sorted & settled in my new home - bank accounts opened, new library cards obtained, phone & internet accounts, checked out the weekly farmers market & lots & lots of hilly, ocean side walks & explorations. I'm completely smitten with this new place and I so looking forward to sharing this new adventure with you all. Stay tuned ... please.
* Sable Island youtube info
Posted by Susan