In mid August, I just happened to be passing through Chance Harbour with a friend on a perfect day. We had lunch at the end of Crow Harbour Road overlooking the Little Dipper Harbour. This was immediately next to the peninsula section of the Thompson Marsh Nature Preserve. I was able to get a perfect view of this part of the preserve just by walking along the side of Crow Harbour Road. Minutes later, back on Route 790, I caught a low lying fog coming in from the harbour and spreading over the salt marsh portion of the preserve. There is no doubt that I would like to capture this moment in a final painting.
Later in the afternoon, on our way out of Chance Harbour, I had just enough time to make a quick visit to Belding's Reef Nature Preserve before we needed to head back home. This was a great little hike with lots of interesting coastal rock features (a favorite to paint). It reminded me a bit of the Thomas B. Munro trail in Grand Manan only shorter and less steep. By the time of my visit, the tide had come in considerably. I would like to revisit this site again sometime in a morning light at low tide.
New Brunswick Artist and Art Educator