via Twice Buried
After my previous blog posts on Burgeo and the beautiful trails in Sandbanks Provincial Park, I received a few inquiries on the effect of winds and tide on the area.
Tops of erect headstones!
One of the many trails leads to an old cemetery. One of the park employees told me that the last burial here was around 1915.
When the cemetery was first used, the dead were brought here by boat from Upper Burgeo, Lower Burgeo and, I believe, surrounding islands.
That’s a lot of sand.
Three names, one side blank and names on the other three……1873,1882, and 1900. If only I knew their stories.
No more, no more
The worldly shore
Unbraids me with its loud uproar!
With dreamful eyes
My spirit lies
Under the walls of Paradise.
Thomas Buchan Read
A beautiful resting place, changed by tide, winds and sand.