There is a newly updated (March 2015) version of this post at this link.
No matter where I have lived, I have always had a special place or two where I could visit and find some peace and renewal. Here on the Crystal Coast we are especially fortunate because there seems to a special place around every turn.
When we lived in Nova Scotia during the early seventies, there was a place high on the hill behind our two hundred year old farm house. It was quite a hike, but the view of St. Croix Cove was worth it.
Though we owned a lot of land there, this particular spot was not part of it at first. I eventually traded some pasture land for this piece of wild land. The view and the acres surrounding it meant a lot more to me than a few acres of pasture. read more »