Thursday, 29 July 2021
Tuesday, 27 July 2021
As mentioned in my previous blog titled ~ “50 years ago ....”, often while out wandering on Crescent Beach, I like sit down on My Rock, but due to the morning’s very high tide, this was not possible. So, after a beach walk on both Rissers and Crescent, I went off to my other favourite place of solitude on the LaHave Islands.
This morning was another where on the beach and other costal locations there was a saturated fog/mist coming in from the sea, but inland it was bright and warm.
Below are photos of My Rock with a sea moat around it and my favourite island location.
Friday, 23 July 2021
Out again for a morning walk on both Crescent and Rissers Beaches. Unusually, during my past three wanders on Crescent there has been little or no wind, which I have found has taken the enjoyment to a further level.
As always while on Crescent Beach, I stopped for my normal sit down on “My Rock”. While there my thoughts went back exactly 50 years ago (did I say that out loud ..?), to the last two weeks of July 1971. It was then that I adopted a rock in the West Highlands of Scotland, 2648 miles away at Big Sands, near Gairloch in Wester Ross.
I recall at the time as a 10-year-old, being overwhelmed and captivated by the scenic splendour from “My Rock”, the stunning beauty of the morning sun rises and the spectacular nightly sunsets, that I have never seen equaled anywhere.
Back in April 2017, I made reference to my Nova Scotia and Scottish rocks in the blog ~ “When is it not perfect ...?” at ~
Within that blog, I said this about My Rock in Scotland ~
“I believe everyone should have a special place in their life, a place you recall with fondness, warmth and where you never once felt fear. A place from your past or even now in the present, which provides safety and comfort. A location whose surroundings render an environment to develop your hopes, formulate your ambitions and think about your dreams. A place perhaps like mine that only requires the company of the sea, the mountains and the warm wind to make it perfect.” ~ it is an extremely special place for me.
During the 1970’s and 80’s, I made frequent visits to that stunning little corner of Scotland and often could be found happily perched on the rock for hours at a time. Since immigrating to Canada on April Fools Day 1988, I have made only three visits to that perfect location in Scotland, the last being September 2019, see ~ “Scotland 2019 part 1 ~ A Highland Journey” at ~
Below are photos taken this morning at my Nova Scotia rock, then after those I have included a few taken during different seasons, kindly provided by some locals who live near My Rock in Scotland ~ I think you will like them …
My Rock in Nova Scotia ~
My Rock in Scotland ~
Saturday, 10 July 2021
A walk on a beach always does me good, I love the smells, the waves, the wind and the incredible peace that it brings to my thoughts ~ there is certainly magic about a beach and the sea.
With the tide receding from its peak, I went out this morning for a wander on Rissers. The wind was light and warm, the waves big and loud ~ absolutely perfect.
It is now almost exactly five years since we moved to the South Shore, I have no idea how I survived the 28 years before that in Southern Ontario without the ocean ~ truly amazing ………