My wife and I are very fortunate to own a cottage on the shores of the Northumberland Strait, part of the Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence. Here, we have a two and a half meter tidal range and very shallow red sandy bottom. The result is that at low tide the beach is wide and long. It makes a great spot to sun or take long walks, its about two kilometers to the mouth of the Shinimicas river. We look out over the water towards Prince Edward Island. A wonderful place to relax and in my case write. Our half acre site is also very productive, we have a healthy vegetable garden, a micro sized vineyard that provides excellent grapes for our wine making in the fall. Blue berry bushes and a small group of fruit trees add variety.