Our evening ended with us sleeping under the stars, gently rocked by waves lapping at our boat. Sleep did not come easily, given our adrenaline rush and hopeful anticipation that the aurora borealis would visit us just one more time. At last, with a cool breeze on our face and under the warmth of the sleeping bags, we drifted to sleep for a few hours.
Dewitt Jones, a National Geographic photographer, once offered this advice: Put yourself in the place of most potential and be open to the possibilities. This could not have been more true of our trip to the Slate Islands.
Automation has initiated the obsolescence of these lighthouses, and they are now in the caring hands of private groups intent on protecting them, the surrounding buildings and the history that contributed to the development of Canada.