Self-tutoring about Canadian geography: the tutor begins about a famous, yet remote, part of his home province.
Sable Island, from the French sable, meaning sand, is a connected arc of sand dunes that form an island about 175 km off the coast of Nova Scotia.
The Island might have a crew of five; to my knowledge, all are staff of various government agencies. The runway is the beach.
A few hundred horses roam wild on Sable Island, protected from human interference since 1960 by Prime Minister John Diefenbaker.
The Island is about 42km long, and up to 1.5km wide, but its dimensions change as the dunes shift. Miraculously, there are freshwater ponds on it whence the horses drink.
I hope to mention more about Sable Island in future posts:)
Source:Oracle Tutoring by Jack and Diane, Campbell River, BC.