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    • Boys playing football in the Landwash

    • Entertainment and recreation;
    • The Landwash is a natural playground for the young who play in the sand and waves and explore the bordering tidal pools when the sand is in. Children are brave enough to swim in the less-than-warm North Atlantic waters, but adults can be persuaded...
    • Gathering kelp on Back of the Beach

    • Gardens; Landscape; Vegetables;
    • The Back of the Beach (as well as the Landwash) is a great place to collect kelp used to fertilize vegetable gardens, flower gardens and grass. Capelin is another natural fertilizer found on Back of the Beach and in the Landwash.
    • Salmon Fishing on the River

    • Fishing; Landscape;
    • There are many salmon holes on the River from the headwaters down to the Place. These include the Reefs, the Feeders, the Buckets, the Falls, the Strouters, Mortuary Place, Salmon Hole, Darby Bow, and Otter Rub. There are other favourite fishing...
    • Sheep feed during low tide on the Flats

    • Landscape; Livestock;
    • At the mouth of The River, the delta is exposed twice a day as the ocean recedes from beyond the causeway. Here a considerable expanse of river islands, knows as the Flats, sit in the heart of the valley. High tide surrounds the outer flats while...
    • Target Tilt Gully flows into the River at the Salmon Hole

    • Landscape;
    • Gully banks are good places to find various tree species. In the late 1800s, a cooper by the name of Johnny Target spent time in Branch cutting birch wood for use in barrel making. Target built a tilt near this gully and it became known as Target...
    • Rainbow Over Branch

    • Landscape; Towns;
    • For over 200 years, in the valley where Thomas Nash first settled, people continue to have a close relationship with the land and ocean.

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