Serenity by the Sea

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My hometown of Green Island Cove is a quaint little fishing community. Last Sunday, I took some time to enjoy the beautiful weather and get some exercise. The surroundings and views were as inviting and serene as always – this place after all is my home.

As a child I would spend many hours in the “landwash”, the beach or down by the boats. We would skip rocks on the water, look for small crabs, jellyfish or pick some mussels. Some days we would build a sandcastle or just sit and stare off at Green Island, the Big Land of Labrador and watch the activity on the water, while hearing the waves gently crash.

As we get older and our lives get busier, sometimes we just don’t take enough time to stop and take a look around at our surroundings and realize how beautiful things really are when we take the time…

Seeing so many wild mussels growing between the rocks, brought back wonderful memories of picking them with short rubber boots. We did that quite often. The sunshine and the remaining pans of ice and bergy bits just added to the seaside walk. Take time to enjoy the sights and surroundings in your own community. You may be pleasantly surprised by what it has to offer.

Live Rural NL –

Christopher Mitchelmore, MHA (The Straits-White Bay North)

6 comments

  1. Nothing like being away and coming back and smelling the salt air and seeing the raw beauty of the Straits.

    1. Indeed, the Straits has a rugged beauty of bare coastline, views of the Big Land and a countyside waiting to be discovered. Thanks for your comment Barb! I love the salt air too!

  2. AWESOME PICS, I ALSO GREW UP IN A LITTLE COMMUNITY IN NFLD, LOVED IT WE DID ABOUT THE SAME AS YOU,THE MUSSELS THE CAPLIN COMEING IN THE COVE, I COULD WRITE A BOOK LOL, TAKE CARE AND THANKS FOR THE PICS THEY WERE GREAT.

    1. Thanks Margaret forthe comment. Rural NL certainly offers many opportunities and memories you can take away at any age. If you have the time, I’d encourage you to write that book, you never know how far it will travel. 🙂

    1. The Great Northern Peninsula has so much history and natural beauty. Thanks for your comment. The weather is fairly moderate, it never gets too hot in the Cove.

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