April21a April 21, 2010

My departure was scheduled for 2pm and as the skies cleared to a bright blue it was obvious the flight would arrive without delay. I took the video camera and went west to spend the last morning with two family groups near the west ponds. It is always the same when you come to Sable… the best weather is the day you arrive and the day you leave.


April21bAs I loaded my gear on the truck destined for the runway, Zoe Lucas appeared carrying a cardboard box. She opened the lid and showed me my parting gift. Two horse skulls to show at my next exhibit! Surprised and elated, it made the goodbyes just a little easier. As we lifted off from the south beach I marvelled at the site below me. The slightest hint of green was beginning to appear on the dune tops, seals played in the crystal blue water and the white breakers glinted in the sun. I scanned the extreme tips of the island as we flew by and made mental notes of where I would go for expedition number three.


- Photo Credit: Ali Darvish -

– Photo Credit: Ali Darvish –


During this expedition Debra captured over 10,000 images on Sable Island. She has selected the top 25 images which will be revealed for the first time at the Okotoks Art Gallery. You are invited to the opening reception Wednesday June 30 7-9pm, 2010. The exhibit will continue until September 6, 2010.

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