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09-17-2009, 01:59 PM
This is a photo of a wild shoreline on the east coast of Cape Breton Island. It was a windy, miserable day out there. There's nothing between there and France but the North Atlantic. It can be beautiful when it gives you a beautiful day but it can be very nasty when it wishes.

Mad Aussie
09-17-2009, 04:16 PM
Cool ... nice and rugged. It feels cold too ... nice job.

09-17-2009, 04:22 PM
Very nice! Exactly what MA said is how it feels!

09-17-2009, 04:48 PM
Thanks Mad Aussie. It IS a cold place for sure, but it's a beautiful, rugged landscape. I don't know if you've ever heard of the Fortress of Louisbourg. It's where early French soldiers and settlers scraped out a living on the sea and fought to preserve the French presence in early Canada. Major land and sea battles were fought just over the horizon to the right. There's a trunk full of wonderful stories of shipwrecks that took place along these very shores. Quite a few dollars in gold and silver discovered too.

Mad Aussie
09-17-2009, 04:51 PM
Cool. A story like that adds depth to the image. Always cool to hear history associated with a photo because, here in Aussie, history is short and boring by comparison to most other countries :)

09-17-2009, 05:01 PM
Funny thing you mention history. One of my hobbies is historical re-enacting. The unit I portray is the 40th Regiment of Foot of 1744 here in Nova Scotia. They eventually wound up in Australia . . . ! We've got a LOT of history here in Nova Scotia and some say a connection to the Knights Templar. Interesting stuff for sure. So much to learn . . . so little time.

09-17-2009, 06:00 PM
Very nice image indeed!!!:highfive: