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Friday, 2 December 2016

The view from here


During our recent excursion to Seven Mile Bay, my husband and I observed the bridge from one of the roads to the shore. 

 


As we approached the shore, we saw a paddle boarder out on the water with the bridge as a backdrop. 

 

It was only 9 degrees Celcius that day and one could imagine how cold the water was if should she topple. However, the young woman had no trouble staying upright. My elder self imagined her as a yoga partitioner with a keen sense of balance though her youth probably gave her the physical stability. 

As she paddled, 

 

traffic entered and exited the bridge, including many trucks. She appeared oblivious, peaceful. She had her own place of serenity in the world.

 

Watching her, we were at peace too, a peace unknown in much of the world. It is one of the reasons we love this place.

24 comments:

Anvilcloud said...

A thought just struck me for the first time, or a question really. Do Islanders get off the island any more cheaply then tourists?

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Yes, we're lucky to live in the peace and serenity of Canada, aren't we? Lucky and blessed.

DJan said...

Lovely to watch even from a picture. Yes, she looks very serene. Thanks for the peek into your peaceful world. :-)

Silver Willow said...

Wow, surprised she wasn't in a wet suit!

Joanne Noragon said...

Makes one pause and think. I once saw a kayaker tackle a rapids with a whirlpool, probably to achieve a personal best. He went under and under, and was not able to cross. Eventually he turned and went to where he came. He had a spotter with him, or I would have been dialing 911. I think of the confidence of the fellow in the kayak and I see it in your paddle boarder.

Elephant's Child said...

The serenity in these images is almost papable.
Sigh.
And thank you.

Anonymous said...

She must indeed be serene.

Marie Smith said...

We pay the same as everyone else, AC.

Marie Smith said...

Debra, We truly are blessed!

Marie Smith said...

It was incredible that day on the bay, Jan.

Marie Smith said...

It is surprising, SW.

Marie Smith said...

She was oblivious to the world outside of her board!

Marie Smith said...

You are welcome, EC. It was sublime.

Marie Smith said...

She was gently paddling around the bay, in her own world, SS.

Anonymous said...

Wow that lady is brave! The bridge is so long! For some reason, bridges scare me...if I were driving over them. I remember when I first moved from the country to the Philadelphia Pa area (which Delaware is near) and I had to drive over a bridge to New Jersey....scary for me! Andrea

Tabor said...

I do remember crossing that amazing bridge. Is there a lobster roll place on the other side?

Marie Smith said...

There are many people who fear going over bridges, Andrea. You are not alone!

Marie Smith said...

Not to my knowledge, Tabor. But, there could be!

photowannabe said...

Beautiful photos, love them all.
I just read your comment on my blog...you made me laugh...Yes we really like Snicker our Granddogger but oh yes...we are very glad when she goes back home. It's a little like having a toddler around.

Marie Smith said...

It surely is! We love our Georgie too but by the time she goes home, we are delighted, though we really miss her.

The Furry Gnome said...

What a neat perspective on the bridge!

Marie Smith said...

It is a great place to photograph the bridge, FG.

Down by the sea said...

Those are amazing images. Sarah x

Marie Smith said...

Thank you, Sarah.