St. Andrews Day Three -- On the final day of our vacation, my brother-in-law's aunt Mary decided that she would like to row over to Navy Island, and she kindly invited me and four of my nieces to join her! We set out early afternoon as the tide was moving out. Once ashore, Mary and the girls went beach combing and I decided to walk a loop around the perimeter of the island. It was my first visit on the island, and the first time that I had even seen the opposite side. It was very peaceful on the other side, and I was fortunate to spot a blue heron and a couple of seals. It was quite devoid of human presence except for a brief time when a few kayakers paddled by. The complete loop took me about an hour and a half, but I met Mary and the girls about three quarters of the way around. When we arrived back at the boat, the tide had moved further out again, so we had to use a log to help roll the rowboat back to water where we all climbed in and made the return trip.
There are at least a dozen paintings in my head from this one walk. I am quite certain that the painting I create for this site will feature the red shale rock. The images above only represent a fraction of the many photos I was fortunate enough to capture on my walk -- many of which focus on the many textures and shades of various rock features. It was a real treat to walk around this island on such a peaceful, gorgeous day!
New Brunswick Artist and Art Educator