Strolling along Fisherman’s Cove one evening, just a five minute walk from where we are staying in Eastern Passage, we spotted a kayaking tour business! Upon entering we discovered that the owner is a friend, Fred Stillman! Fred owns Kattuk Expeditions with Sea Kayaking McNab’s Island at Fisherman’s Cove! Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!! If you are visiting Fisherman’s Cove we totally recommend stopping in to say hi to Fred!! He is friendly, knows his stuff and with his Maritime charm will lead you on a kayaking experience that will be a guaranteed highlight of your vacation!!!
A few days later Michael and I returned to see Fred and were soon off paddling to Lawlor Island! We launched around 10:30am…..the weather PERFECT. Blue skies, no wind with a gentle swell. A perfect day for kayaking!!! We paddled to the north tip of the island then along the western shore. Along the way we paddled through an old wharf and saw an osprey’s nest. We continued south out past the entrance between McNab’s and Lawlor Island where we spotted a large seal. Eventually we turned back to paddle along the eastern shore of the island and return to Fisherman’s Cove.
In the past two years since I’ve moved to Qatar, this was my second time back on the water kayaking while visiting Canada. My soul drank in every moment………………
For me, ocean kayaking……out in the open ocean is that place where the world fades away and there is only peace. Calm, quiet peace.
It has to be the ocean because, well I grew up by the sea…..and of the swell. The swell is the ocean’s movement…..its expression….its life. As I ride the swell I become part of this sea energy while my senses inhale the salty air, hear the cries of the sea birds mixed with the haunting gong from the bell of a bouy off in the distance. Peace. Perfection. Life.
Love, Stephanie xo