I am also new to the forums, discovered them a few days ago. I feel so excited to have an online commmunity with similar beliefs to mine.
Your place sounds so romantic. I am pretty ignorant of Canadian geography, the only island I know is Prince Edward Island, as in "Anne of Green Gables" books. A couple of years ago I came across the books in the kids' section of our library, I fell in love with the books and read everything by and about L.M. Montgomery.
I live as far away from any semblance of nature as is possible - Brooklyn, NY