Seeing the sea from so many vantage points is one of the perks of living in Nova Scotia, especially around the Halifax region. While driving or walking, seeing the ocean out of the corner of your eye always boosts the spirit. Like the sky, the Atlantic is always changing and offering something new to see every day.
Sunrises reflected over salt water are especially beautiful. After decades of looking out towards the sea, it’s still a wonder to me that this water and the water seen from Africa’s western shores are one and the same. Supposedly, prior to Continental Drift, the land around Cow Bay was once connected to Africa. Somehow, the idea that Cow Bay’s sandy shores may share a common history with Namibian sands makes this place seem even more special.
Over the past couple of weeks I’ve had to rush past awe-inspiring sunrises over the ocean while on my way to work in the early mornings. Nevertheless, even a glimpse of such an ocean sunrise is sure to give you some immunity to whatever the rest of the day may throw at you. Could it be the reflection of sunrise colours in the water that persists in our memory throughout the day? Or is it the sense of having been alone with God for just that moment at the break of dawn?
The cure for anything is salt water – sweat, tears, or the sea.