Heading Home.

Sunset over the Kennebecasis

Sunset over the tip of Long Island the night I crossed to the island.  Viewed from the boat.

A number of people have asked why I headed to the island in November. So…

on Thursday Nov 25th my father had a “massive heart attack” in the midst of gale force winds.

(Keep reading by clicking below – or skip to …. December ….)

He took a handful of aspirin and lay down for 2 days.

  • on Saturday Nov 27th, when the gale force winds finally died down, Diane crossed the river and brought dad to shore. Yeah Di!!! (thanks to Debbie, John, Andy & Eric for the help!)
  • I flew down on Sunday Nov 28th to take over the island and look after the animals while we figured out what was next.
    • For dad that meant double bypass surgery ASAP and 6+ weeks of recovery ashore.
    • For Diane & Molly that meant dad moving in full-time for December, Jan and into Feb.
    • For Lex that meant winter “makeup” on the island w/ 9 sled dogs, chickens & rabbits.
  • Luckily the weather worked with us and I was able to see dad up and walking after surgery before the river stopped being safe to cross by boat and I was stuck on the island until the ice was safe to cross by foot.

Phew – through that… all is well now and dad will be back home soon too.

(The story and photos continue in December ….)

Alexa Clark

Alexa is a digital marketer and author with over 20 years in digital & interactive communications in the food and tech industries. Alexa's CheapEats Restaurant Guides, for both Toronto & Ottawa, were Canadian best sellers. She is a recognized authority on social media and has been named one of Canada's 20 Leading Women in Social Media.

2 thoughts on “Heading Home.

  • February 12, 2007 at 10:27 pm

    you are coming home soon, eh
    come and see us please, we’re easy to find
    if you have the right dog
    11 francis av
    i am happy to find your site and read your story about being stuck out there, while your papapa was off to the hopsital
    i enjoy your photos an comments.
    lve, sandy

  • February 13, 2007 at 9:42 am

    Yup, coming home soon! Luckily just because I want to. Not because of any crisis… well, not there anyway ;->
    I’ll do my best to drop in for a visit. See you soon.


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