The Hawk

The Hawk, a community right at the tip of Cape Sable Island (and this the southernmost point in Atlantic Canada), is named after a shipwreck. An area of shallow tidal water separates it from Cape Island, uninhabited except for a few sheep and some good birds. This is the only breeding ground in Canada for American Oystercatcher, and a few pairs return each year. The Cape Light, the second-tallest lighthouse in Canada, stands tall on the island and can be viewed from The Hawk. A very beautiful spot.

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The flats at low tide, and in spring and autumn, are host to many thousands of migrating Brant geese.

8 x 10 inch, watercolour pencil on 140 lb cold press watercolour paper.

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Another view of Cape Island from the Hawk, again at low tide.

8 x 10 inch, watercolour pencil on 140 lb cold press watercolour paper.