susys running away to sea

"The rigors (sic) of an expeditionary lifestyle"

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Wednesday 9 August

We left Rocky Harbour to go down (landsman) or up (fisherman) the coast - south, anyway. We ended up at a place enthusiastically called Blue Beach, being neither, at the tip of Long Point off Port au Port Bay.

BB was once a landlocked pond, opened to make a harbour. And once it was thriving, with people living there, fishing, a small restaurant - a proper community. Now is it tiny and decrepit, deserted and decaying. The harbour has a huge heap of stones in the middle, as if proposed improvements ran out of the will to live. There are still a few summer cabins in reasonable repair, and a couple of scallopers, but no-one now lives here.


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