Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Labour Day Weekend

On our day off on Monday, Andrew and I got out for a hike on the East Coast Trail, this time doing part of Father Troy's Trail that runs from Torbay to Flatrock. This is an easy walking trail, that took us right along the edge of the magnificent coastline, with beautiful views of the cliffs of Torbay. We passed through quiet meadows and forests, and were completely in awe of the beauty of both the land and sea. At Gallows Cove, we met a lovely little horse who greeted us so excitedly, I was sad that I had nothing to give her. I'm going to have to go back and bring her a treat!

We came to Tappers Cove wharf, which is a hot spot for the food fishery, and we saw a fisherman who had just hauled in his catch. We watched him fillet his cod, while his young boys played nearby. I just love that we live in a place where you can stumble upon scenes like this - scenes that have been playing out here for hundreds of years. You can even see it depicted in the mural, which is inspired by Torbay's unique fishing history and some of the local fishers.

This is a cod eyeball. Kids have no fear, and are just not grossed out by this stuff (like I am)!

We ended the day back at Mom and Dad's, where we had a fish fry out on the campfire. We had planned to have everyone out by the fire, but it was just too windy for Brennen, so he stayed inside with Poppy, and we brought up their dinner. Mom and Andrew and I enjoyed our fresh fish (caught the day before by a friend of my Dad's), scruncheons, salads and s'mores cooked over the open fire. There's nothing like it. Dad said it was the best pan-fried cod he's ever had, and I believe it! Even a cup of tea tastes better outdoors!

This was the perfect way to cap off a wonderful Summer. It always goes by too fast, but we embraced the longer days, and now it is time for change. Tomorrow, Brennen goes back to school - Grade 5. Holy cow. But we are ready, or at least as ready as we're gonna be. A change in routines can be nice, and we have some exciting things to look forward to, so life is good!

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. 
Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” - Lao Tzu

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