Remembrance of Jim St.Clair
Water colour sketch Barry Fraser did of Jim St. Clair in Fishing Cove.
October 20, 2021
-by Barrie Fraser
A person should hear a little music and read a little poetry and see a fine picture everyday in order that world cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul. – Goethe
Fishing Cove, the ancestral home of my grandfather, is now part of the Cape Breton Highlands National Park. When travelling the Cabot Trail you’ll come to Fishing Cove Look-Off on top of French Mountain between Cheticamp and Pleasant Bay. And if you’re wanting a good hike there are two possible trails leading to the cove.
On a chilly, breezy October day in the 1980s Jim St. Clair and I took the shortest, but steepest, of those trails and made the trek down to Fishing Cove.