Although, we didn’t even visit the sea. At the highest point of our walk up the hill, you can see the Bay. Along the drive, you follow the strait East. At my family’s home, you are so close to the Atlantic Ocean, the sea birds fly overhead and you can smell the salt in the air.
We drove down on Christmas Eve from the Island, a 5 hour drive now that the ferry is closed for the season. We spend our Christmas at my family’s home in Nova Scotia with my family and animals. It goes by so quickly, but leaves me feeling so happy and full of love, even after the 5 hour drive home. I find it such a beautiful drive that it doesn’t really seem like long.
Christmas at our house is full of treats, homemade meals, walks in nature and just sitting around, talking. I didn’t even knit the whole time I was there, although others were knitting. We ventured into the woods on Christmas afternoon to make some tea and have a fire. My mom and I walked the dogs on boxing day to the fairy tree. A massive maple tree that is alive but essentially hollow. It has a door and you can stand in it. I feel like it’s a gateway. I don’t really know how we discovered it, but have been paying it a visit at this time of year for 8 years now.
I could have included so many photographs. Jamie gifted me with a new camera and I took MANY pictures. However, it takes so long to upload them into WordPress so I chose ones that really spoke to me in some way. I hope you enjoy them.