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Grand Manan Island Diary: Whale Cove Cottages

Cliff of Grand Manan

By Gary Walther

The Grand Manan ferry left the terminal in Blacks Harbour in a fog more sheen than soup, a silvery sheath that enveloped it for more than an hour.

Orchardside Cottage at Whale Cove Cottages on Grand Manan

Then, just off the north tip of Grand Manan, the ferry crossed the threshold into clear, and into a landscape of saturated Impressionist colors–brooding green peninsulas, cobalt-blue shallows, grays glazed and browns bronzed, the red cap of Swallowtail Light at North Head flushed from the brilliant sun. It was as if a cataract had been removed.

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Gary Walther, the former editor-in-chief of Departures and ForbesLife, now writes “The Hotel Detective” column on Forbes.com

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