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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1345: A Short Escape

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Blog entry by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 06-28-2014 12:02 PM 686 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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It was a truly lovely day here in Nova Scotia. As I sat on the deck eating my lunch with Pancakes and Keith, Keith mentioned that soon we needed to go take a day trip to the beach. I thought about it for about half a second and said to him "Let's go now!" and he readily agreed. There was no time like the present and both of us were kind of in between projects. I know better than to wait for when I am doing 'nothing' because that may be years on the horizon. 



We packed up a few things and within minutes we were on the road in his little Miata with the top down driving along the coast. 



What a perfect day! 



We decided to go to a place called Sandy Cove which is located across St. Mary's Bay on what is referred to as "Digby Neck". It meant heading north almost to Digby and then coming back south again. It had been a couple of years since we were there and it was one of my favorite local beaches. It was always quiet and clean and it feels like you have your own private beach. 



We had some errands to do in Digby as well, so it wasn't as if we needed a reason to head in that direction. We wound up spending a couple of hours on a nearly deserted cove right on the ocean. It was the perfect way to start the weekend. 



I will let the photos speak for themselves . .

Sometimes it is good to get away. No phones. No computers. Just you and the sun. With the busy weekend approaching, it was good to go while we could. 



I hope you all have a wonderful weekend as well. Remember to take some time to yourself to appreciate the beauty around you.  You will be amazed how refreshing it can be! :)



Happy Saturday!  


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"



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nailbanger2

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#1 posted 06-28-2014 01:10 PM

I wondered if you ever relaxed! Now lets see those painted toenails in the water! Yes, I know, that pink would turn to blue pretty quickly.

-- Wish I were Norm's Nephew

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#2 posted 06-28-2014 02:19 PM

That water was so COLD that when I got my footsies wet, my ankles went NUMB immediately! I have been to that beach in August and it is still SO COLD! Swimming is best at the hundreds of lakes in our beautiful province! But the beach atmosphere is truly a wonderful experience! :)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#3 posted 06-28-2014 03:56 PM

I knew that, we used to go to Old Orchard beach in Maine when we were youngsters. That is a good bit south of where you are, and you can’t stay in the water in July for more than 10 -15 min. If I were there now, I’d just be watching the kids go in, def. not myself.

-- Wish I were Norm's Nephew

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#4 posted 06-28-2014 05:06 PM

Ah yes, I have photos of that beach on Digby Neck. Jim and I enjoyed exploring that area and we had a beautiful sunny day to do it last year. Good memories of that trip.
The sun is back with us here again after a much needed rain day.

-- Anna http://richmondcarvers.com/

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#5 posted 06-28-2014 07:19 PM

Good for you. Sounds like time well spent.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#6 posted 06-28-2014 11:45 PM

Very serene and relaxing.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#7 posted 06-29-2014 12:30 AM

Great escape, I have never been there, but my nephew is married to a woman from Digby. I believe her family owns or runs a bed and breakfast

-- Norman

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#8 posted 06-29-2014 12:33 AM

Thank you all. I am very happy to be living here. Our winters are not any worse than when I lived in Chicago (and I don’t really mind winter anyway) and the summers here are mild with little humidity. It is really a beautiful place if you like quiet (I do!0

Norman – do you know which one they own? I used to live right on the main street in Digby and could see the ocean from my living room window. :)

Thanks everyone for your comments! Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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