the Atlantic

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


  1. Oh Susan! I have been so looking forward to seeing what you see on your walks! It is really wonderful! I especially love all those red buildings! Xoxoxo from me and my critters

  2. "Briny" salt air, I am smelling it now with you, now that you have mentioned it. A smell I find only by venturing out a town or two down the road from where I live. Whenever I smell it, it reminds me of how lucky I am not to live further inland, landlocked.

    I am so happy for you that you like your new spot. Reminds me of that mutual friend Rachel, who moved far south to her Paradise. Hopefully you will be as happy with your move as she is with hers.

  3. swoon! loving everything but the reds on the barns and houses there are just about the prettiest reds i've ever seen. glad to know you have your priorities straights and that new library card was second on your list after opening a new bank account. lol you have no idea how much your new adventure is inspiring me to start a new one or two of my own. thanks for everything and enjoy every second of your new space/place/life

  4. I so enjoyed that video, Susan. Thank you! you will have to visit that island, if not already and your new home town looks amazing. The image 4th down reminds me so much of your haill down to the beach on Black street. It is simply divine. So happy to see how quickly you are settling in/setting up shop, etc too. Lovely.

  5. You are going to have no shortage of scenic images living in Lunenburg. It's a gorgeous historical town. Congrats on the BIG move AND the projects.

  6. Gorgeous photos dear Susan. Such beautiful scenery for your walks and to photograph, a lovely coastal location for you to explore and enjoy. I am so happy for you and your enthusiasm for your new home and for Lunenburg.
    Love and hugs
    xoxoxo ♡

  7. I'm originally from that area of Nova Scotia and I'm so excited to see Lunenburg from your fresh viewpoint. Tip--Magnolia's Cafe has delicious key lime pie!


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