Sable Island – The Graveyard of the Atlantic

 This blog is written by Women for Nature Member Sandy Sharkey.  ‘It is far better to experience a place just once than to hear about it a thousand times’ ~ Mongolian saying Sable Island. ‘The graveyard of the sea’. So steeped in Canadian lore that when I was a kid, I didn’t think Sable Island actually existed. On my eighth birthday, I unwrapped a book about Sable Island. Page after page offered grainy black and white photos of shipwrecks, sky high sand dunes and fierce ocean swells bundled with tales of human struggle.  But, it was the Sable Island horses that really caught my attention. Manes flowing in the wind, stallions clashing with each other atop seaside cliffs, herds thundering… read more →