Novelist and poet. Surfs the North Atlantic year-round. Runs a literary publishing house and teaches English at Dalhousie University. Hosts "Off the Page" a nationally broadcast program on BookTelevision. Author of more than seventy books of poetry, fiction and non-fiction for adults, teens and children. His writing has earned him several awards, including two Dartmouth Book Awards and the Ann Connor Brimer Award.
The history of Nova Scotia is an amazing story of a land and people shaped by waves and tides, the winds and the wonder of the North Atlantic. Lesley Choyce weaves the legacy of this unique coastal province, piecing together the stories written in the rocks, the wrecks, and the record books of human glory and human error.
Here is the complete history of the famous cove and the unique village that hosts thousands of visitors each year. The story begins with the formation of the rocks along these shores and the impact of the glaciers. The Mi'kmaq were the first to live here in the summers, harvesting the riches of the sea.
Novelist Lesley Choyce weaves together his real-life adventures living by the sea at Lawrencetown Beach on Nova Scotia's Eastern Shore. He writes of his love for the rugged coast and tells tales of the ordinary and the extraordinary. His story involves accounts of what it's like surfing in the Canadian North Atlantic through all four seasons, including the frigid depths of winter.