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Summer morning


By elke


It certainly looks like summer here, although there’s still a bite in the air early in the morning It was +2C overnight, but now it’s creeping into the teens. Thought you might like a quick walk around before I start work.

The view down to the beach, past the deck.

The beds either side of the front path.

The patio below the drive – we’re often sheltered from the ocean breezes down here.

From the back of the house, the view to Port Medway.

My islands…

And into the Cove.

Look at all those different greens!

The apple blossom is spectacular this year. I make apple jelly in the fall. It cries out for clotted cream, Toto!

Thought I’d include a couple of older photos of our village and cove. Our house is on the hill on the far right, just out of the photo.

Lobster season finishes this week….

The cove was famous for building schooners and other sailing vessels. Here’s one of the old sheds – a sail loft I believe.

One of the older residents. At one time our village was called Conrad Cove, as it was settled mostly by members of the Conrad family. however, the Voglers came and opened a store, bought up land and changed the name.

This cemetery is right next to the shoreline of the cove, and storms have eroded the shore. The result is that part of the cemetery has sunk onto the beach, and at high tide the depressions of the graves fill with water.

Back to work now. See you all again soon,

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I always like to see photos of your area. It's so beautiful :o)

26 May, 2009


Oh thats so pretty elke!! you are lucky to live near the sea, that headstone has worn well hasn't it? for its age.

26 May, 2009


Yes, it has worn well. I wonder if it is a replacement... I'll have to go back and ascertain the type of stone. This cemetery is right next to the water, and storms have eroded the shore. The result is that part of the cemetery has sunk onto the beach, and at high tide the depressions of the graves fill with water. I'll add a photo here.

26 May, 2009


Lovely to see where you live Elke, thank you.

26 May, 2009


what a fantastic place to live Elke, no wonder you always look so happy!

26 May, 2009


Aren't I lucky? Well, I like to think of it as good planning, as we had planned to retire down here anyway, and thanks to the spread of broadband (high speed) Internet service, I could be anywhere and still do my work. Such a friendly community - so we are grateful for our good luck in finding this spot!

26 May, 2009


what an idyllic place to live - thanks for showing us

27 May, 2009


Welcome to GoY, Jangue, and thanks for your comments everyone. Unlike some of you who'd like more gardening room, we have a bit too much 'field' up here, and it's been difficult carving out spots to turn into flower gardens without them looking silly. But Patrick chose the perfect locations as usual, and still has a lot left to mow with his beloved red tractor.

27 May, 2009


Fabulous Elke. I know what you mean about clotted cream. You have a wonderful place to live but I have the clotted cream. I wouldn't mind some of your lobsters though!

28 May, 2009

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