The Southwest Mabou River is now very close to the point where it joins the Mabou River. Before doing so, it fills Big Cove, the large bay seen here. The trees directly behind Big Cove are on Murphy Point, a headland which separates the Mabou River from the Southwest Mabou River (in the view from Hunters Road, Murphy Point appears as a huge green field adjacent to the Mabou River). The steeple of St Mary’s lies across the Mabou River from Murphy Point. In this photo’s background, Mabou Mountain in all its majesty rises above the scene, dominating it.
An attempt to cultivate oysters in Big Cove was started last year and is proceeding successfully, so far. When the tide is low, you can see patterns of objects in the waters of Big Cove where the beds are being started.