Beauty and Peace
Submitted: September 13, 2010
Stayed: July 2010
When we drove across the little peninsula, I knew instantly that this place was special. It was totally surrounded by water and the cottage was tucked snuggly amongst the trees and completely private. This was a beautiful property that had been treated with a light and careful hand. The surrounding landscape had been left in all its glory to explore, and the garden surrounding the cottage invited us into the inside space.
The moment we opened the door to the cottage, we couldn’t believe how gorgeous it was. There was light everywhere and warm coloured walls with high vaulted ceilings. The whole space had been carefully attended with an open stair well and colourful stain-glass lamps hung from the ceilings. And windows! There were great big windows that looked out to Bas d’Or Lake, which we did while lying in the most comfortable bed, listening to the chatter of birds and the rustling winds.
I wandered the shorelines in a blissful, peaceful state, picking up rocks and tossing them into the water. We watched the changes in colour as the time passed and the sunset began to show its pinks and reds in the sky and on the lake.
One morning I came face-to-face with a deer that had come on the property to eat the raspberries. We stood frozen for a few minutes sizing each other up, until he flicked his ears and tail and headed off into the woods. Later that day, we took our bicycles for a spin, and enjoyed the miles and miles of open road and the incredible scenery. To end the day, I went for a swim, sat on the little secluded beach and drank a glass of white wine. What a day and what an amazing place.
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