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- “Tide's Turning”, by Carroll Holland, The Ottawa Citizen, April 7, 2007
- “Wild and Windblown: Nature's Gardens”, By Barbara Ramsay, Special to The Globe and Mail, April 14, 2007
- Press Release “Perspective is Everything”, September 2006
- Article from "Business Forecast", March 2006
Tide's Turning: Mainlanders are pulled by the lure of Newfoundland
By Carroll Holland, The Ottawa Citizen 2007, Citizen Special
Published: Saturday, April 07, 2007
“Everywhere there is inspiration.
Authentic folk art abounds in the often audacious colours -- green, red, yellow, blue -- of clapboard houses.
At Devil's Cove, a vacation home in which we stayed, there's a magnificent, blue-hued print of a whale on one wall of the upstairs bathroom with its blue and white, period decor. I'd luxuriate in the cast-iron bathtub and watch the moon rise over Fox Island, then head downstairs and poke about the superbly restored and authentically furnished Port Rexton home.
A rich variety of books, magazines, music tapes and video dramas beckon from shelves and tables, promising glimpses into the rich and rigorous nature of a unique part of the English-speaking world. Exploring the offerings, discovering magical sounds and words, reminded me of the joy of searching on a beach after the tide went out, and finding a tiny, solitary, purple starfish.
A CD set titled Tales from Pigeon Harbour turned out to be hilarious outport stories by Ted Russell, taken from original, old CBC Radio broadcasts.
Hard Light, a collection of poetry by Michael Crummey, still has a grip on my heart, heightened by the memory of the every-changing light on the sea and on waving, golden grass, and by the memory of the gentle touch of salt-water spray on my face as I read on the porch.”
“…We stayed in two vacation homes run by Newfoundland Vacation Homes: Devil's Cove in Port Rexton and Eagle's Peak in Trinity East. Each has its own charms, but Devil's Cove really won my heart. I've seldom stayed in a more serene environment, with the beauty of the interior matching the stunning, simple beauty of the outdoors.”
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