I go to the sea when I feel homesick, and I’m lucky that here in Halifax I’m never far from it. Last weekend my sister and I rented a car and drove 30 minutes to Conrad’s, my favourite beach in Nova Scotia. It was stormy, but folks were still out with their dogs and blankets and wetsuits. I can’t quite put my finger on why I like Conrad’s the best. Maybe it’s because it’s poorly sign posted, there’s no parking and you can’t see it from the road. It’s separate from everything, and more intimate. Maybe it’s just that it reminds me of my favourite beach back home, Danger Beach, which is also somewhat hidden. This is an image of Kalk Bay, looking out over the train station. If I were home now, I would find parking along this road, maybe stopping for an ice cream, and walking a few minutes on the hot pavement to Dangers.