Home by the Ocean poignantly expresses Pam’s wish to move back to the Maritimes. She wrote it just after a 2016 summer car trip through New Brunswick, to us in Nova Scotia, and back to Ottawa along the North Shore of the Gaspé Peninsula. She was doing research for a writing project, The Marco Polo Table, and also visiting places she had lived as a child. It was the first time she’d been able to come on a summer holiday for fun, not for a funeral.
And the tug of war between life inland and shore, between work and wages and seaFrom Home by the Ocean by Pamela Holm
Tears me apart, wrestles hard with my heart, and I long to be free …
Here’s Miranda Lever singing Home by the Ocean.