Category Archives: Island Girl

Sharing the Tancook Secret

I find something stirring in me with the arrival of spring; and as I witness the experience of a few new friends being introduced to the island for the very first time. I’m reminded of how magical my introduction to … Continue reading

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As the island wakes up with the arrival of Spring …

The island feels as if it’s waking up, as it comes alive with the colors of spring. The grass is growing and the trees are budding, and everything is ever so green. Amidst all this, our flowering trees and plants … Continue reading

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An Island Engagement

It may have been awhile, but life certainly hasn’t stopped for your Island Girl. I’m so very pleased to announce my engagement to my very own Island Boy! He popped the question on Christmas Day at Southern Head on Big … Continue reading

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One Fine Day

I thought to myself as I rode home from a Marketing Committee Meeting on my 4 wheeler (my only concern being how muddy my notebook might get strapped to the back) – now this…this is the life. I arrived at … Continue reading

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Your Island Girl is Back!

Hi Everyone, Sorry it’ been some time since I’ve written to you – it seems like life has just been getting away from me. Not to worry though, Tancook hasn’t disappeared (lol), and lots is still going on. Our fisherman … Continue reading

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School Days – Why I like living on Tancook Island

Our house is located in what you might call “Downtown Tancook” – we live on a hill overlooking the wharf, and are in between the post office, school and rec center. This means that we see lots of activity on … Continue reading

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Island Style Ice Cream Social

Now that traps have been hauled up for the stormiest part of the lobster season, not to go back in the water till late April, many of our island characters have returned to the Tancook social scene. A funny thought … Continue reading

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Tancook in Winter: Snow Day!

There’s nothing much better than the smell of bacon cooking to wake you up on a Saturday morning – especially when you have big plans for a whole day spent in the freshly fallen snow. You see, on Tancook we … Continue reading

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Tancook in Winter

With a big winter storm bearing down on us here at home, I thought it fitting to share some images of Tancook in Winter. These pictures are from myself and island photographer Hillary Dionne. Happy Snow Day! Your island girl, … Continue reading

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An Unexpected Island Education – Tancook Words and Sayings

It was especially clear to me when I first arrived on Tancook that a unique dialect existed on our island. I had thought about how so many things would be different when it came to living on a little island – things … Continue reading

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