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This place that I love

small tidal pool on a natural bedrock jetty. great swimming spot, but mostly i love to sit there and think.

A small tidal pool on a natural bedrock jetty. Great swimming spot, but I love to sit there and think (meditate).

There is this place that I love. It’s half a day’s drive from here. And if you went there, you would think it was nice, but not special. Not as special as I think it is. Because most of its magic comes from years of memories of others. Some of those memories are mine. Many of them are my mother’s and her mother’s and their friends.

And each year that we travel there, during each brief visit, we are transfixed. Set in place.

You see, time stops there. It reduces to a pace so slow that you can count a thousand moments as the second hand passes each minute, each hour. And time empties itself into more time. Night comes. Morning comes. And each time of day is magical.

That is my happy place.

Pink clover

Pink clover

 

We were last there in 2012 during our “baby-moon”. It was our last hurrah before Max entered our lives and shook it all up. So we drove. A lot. We saw places and things we wouldn’t be able to see for a long time. We lingered. We brunched. And we savored each moment as its own unique point in time.

Belly photo

Belly photo. It was a very large belly!

We watched the sun rise from the deck of our bedroom.

Sun rise in Nova Scotia

Sun rise in Nova Scotia.

We explored.

The Cabot Trail, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia

The Cabot Trail, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia

We drove A LOT.

Driving the cabot trail

Driving The Cabot Trail, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia

We hiked.

Cape Breton, NS

Our Family with one on the way. Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

We appreciated old things.

Boat at Historic Village, Nova Scotia

Boat at Historic Village, Nova Scotia

And we can’t wait to go back!

Chris + Julie at the red sand beaches of PEI

Chris + Julie at the red sand beaches of PEI

So this summer, thanks to my mother’s persistent convincing, we are going back. And I’m counting the moments until we leave.

The photos you see were taken in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island Provinces, Canada. And there is so much more to show you.

 

XOXO,

Julie

 

 

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