Newfoundland: Cabot Strait Triptychs

Last month my husband and I made the trek to western Newfoundland from northern Virginia. It’s a long drive (about 3 days) but I’m a seasoned road-tripper and once you get to Maine there’s no traffic. Imagine that, DC’ers!

The final leg of the trip is crossing the Cabot Strait. It’s a 6-8 hour ferry ride from North Sydney, Nova Scotia to Port aux Basques, Newfoundland (if you wanted to travel the eastern part of Newfoundland, the ride is a 14 hour overnight adventure). We took the daytime ferry for the chance to see whales, dolphins and the endless blue. We saw about 50 dolphins playing out in the open water but for the most part my attention was captured by the deep blue water and the patterns the ship made as it cut through. As long as I didn’t get seasick, it was a perfect way to remove myself from the constant chatter in my mind and electronic distractions I defer to all too often. I was reminded of how simple and joyous life can be when you allow the natural world to wrap you in its simple elegance.

Then I played…

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Sue Congrats on the Antheneaum Gallery show! Sorry to miss the opening. Will it still be up in mid October?

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