Cape Spencer

It’s the lighthouse outside Saint John. Yesterday, we were meaning to just go out and see if the beach — Mispec — had been opened. It’s a beautiful, sandy beach, but all the stairs and stuff was destroyed during the storms around Christmas time. According to the local newspaper, there isn’t any money for repairs. People go there anyway … there were oodles of cars parked along the road as the gates to the parking lot are locked. I guess they climb down to the beach, somehow. Either way … it’s a damned shame.

There are many beaches in and around Saint John, but this one is sandy, as I said — most of the others are kind of rocky. This picture here, was taken at low tide — you’d have to walk far out to get wet.

Anyway … since we were there we kept on driving out to Cape Spencer. It’s peaceful out there … one day I’ll go there and watch the sunrise. You can just sit there and gaze out over the ocean … or the headland of Nova Scotia on a clear day.

Another reason I wanted to go there now, was to see if my favourite flower was in bloom. In old times, I guess the keeper of the light lived there and had a garden, so there are still flowers there, that normally don’t grow in the wild. I love the Mallow. I’d never seen mallow before … According to what I’ve found out online, this is ‘musk mallow’.

…so simple, yet so beautiful!