'beach at whale cove, cape breton, summer 2018'. on my journeys around the nova scotia coastline i am also trying to capture some of the human interaction with the landscape. for this work i was particularly interested in climate, there are vehicles lined up along the shore road as people try to escape the heat of the day by heading to the beach.
this photograph also shows the way we are changing the coast, there are many new large houses and in some areas access to the coastline is limited. homestead farms are now cottages or are derelict as young people leave these rural areas. i counted one active farm on a stretch of about 20 miles where at one time there might have been 30. this raises the question about how our relationship to the coastal areas has gone from working the land in a community setting to one of pleasure and tourism. i have noticed this all across the province except in very remote areas.
i actually got sun s****e taking this image and spent the rest of the day curled up in a ball.