Island Life

Cradled . . .

Photo credit Rinda Dean

I love this picture.

the reflection of the light on the rocks and water

the shiny wet surface of the rocks, worn smooth by the continual wave action

the foamy white surf

I’ve lived on an Island all my life and I am still spellbound by waves – gentle waves lapping against the smooth sand on a summer day, wild crashing waves breaking against the rocks in a storm, rhythmic swelling waves rocking my kayak up and down, milky white waves curling in long, foaming breakers on the shore – one after another, never-ending.

Then the sound! I can close my eyes and hear it in my dreams. I guess that’s why they make ocean recordings. But I prefer the real thing. You need the wind and the tang of salt in the air.

My favourite childhood memory is sleeping in our tent by the shore, lulled by the song of the sea.

The Mi’kmaq, Prince Edward Island’s original people, knew what they were doing when they named the island Abegweit – “cradle on the waves.”


Photo credit – Aaron Hardcourt

In his hand are the depths of the earth;
   the heights of the mountains are his also.
The sea is his, for he made it,
   and his hands formed the dry land.
 Oh come, let us worship and bow down;
   let us kneel before the LORD, our Maker!  Ps 95:4-6


6 thoughts on “Cradled . . .

  1. I found your blog via an email sent me from Joanne, who said she met up with you on her visit to PEI. You are so lucky to make your home there. We have visited three times and love it very much. I’m enjoying your blog and will be spending more time here.


  2. Though I cannot see the picture I just love your description. The only ocean I’ve ever been near was when we went to Hawaii. I can just imagine what a wonderful thing it would be to live so close!


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