Wednesday, April 28, 2010


Every so often I get nostalgic. I grew up around the bay, in a small Newfoundland fishing/mining community, spending the bulk of my days out by the door. I miss the gulls squawking "mine mine mine", the taste of the salt air, and the crashing of the cold waves. I miss the beach where I spent hundreds of hours combing for treasure. I miss home.

Tonight after supper, husband told me to get aboard the car, no further explanation, he knew I was having one of those days when it takes more out of me not to cry, than to do anything else. He took me to my favorite spot in Niagara. (no its not the Falls)

Jordan Beach, if I close my eyes its almost like home, without the salt.

Of course Kiddo and Tina Bean went with me. There is definately something to be said for the power of family, the cool air and the crashing waves.

August can't come soon enough.


  1. When I lived in Ottawa, one of the most nerve-wracking things for me was not being able to smell the salt water as a storm was moving in... I never could move my heart from the Maritimes, and I was breaking it being that far from the ocean, so I know exactly how you were feeling. Glad your hubby could make you feel better.

  2. Where in Newfoundland are you from? Are you just coming back for a visit or to live? It must be really hard to be away...there is something so magical about Newfoundland that I've never felt anywhere else. That's why it's home now in a way Alberta couldn't be for me.

    I'm hoping I get to see a pretty new spot in Newfoundland for my birthday road trip in a week or's what we do every year now. :)

  3. I'm from St. Lawrence (its on the Burin peninsula) about 4 hours from St John's.

    August is just a visit from the 8th to the 23rd, I've already started to count down the days.

    If you haven't been already, I recommend St. Vincent's, its where my inlaws are originally from, and still have a summer home there. A very small community, but its pretty and you can watch the whales, especially if the capelin are rolling.

  4. No, I don't think I've been there yet! It's always hard to choose one pretty place to go to because almost everywhere in Newfoundland is so pretty! Thank you for the tip! :)

    We've done a lot of road-tripping, but I can never get enough. :)

    Too bad it's just a visit, but I hope you have a wonderful time!