As a realtor, it's my job to say how much I love this area, but I'm not sure that I REALLY say what I love about it, so here goes.....
1. The sparkle of the sunshine on the water. When I was a little girl, I always waited breathlessly for that first glimpse of the bay when we came over the hill on the way to the cottage. It still gives me a thrill and makes me smile. Fortunately, no matter where you are in this area, the bay is never too far away.
2. The sound of the breeze blowing through the white pines. I LOVE white pines. The quiet whisper of the wind through their boughs is like a lullaby and soothes any of my rough edges. I love the gold tint that the needles capture as the late afternoon sun hits them.
3. The smell of sunbleached beach towels. As soon as I smell that smell, I am instantly transported to the endless days spent in and out of the water. A close second is the sweet scent of the beach poplars after the rain, and the spicy smell of the pines on a hot summer afternoon.
There is a lot of value to be had in this area, from a real estate perspective but for me, all the value lies in the things that money can't buy, replace or copy.