What makes APALA unique from other CSLA components is that our membership spans four separate Canadian provinces, each with their own unique landscapes. Choosing a collection of images representative of such an incredibly diverse region is a challenging task, but for the emergence of one clear theme: our physical and cultural tie to the sea.
Coastal landscapes are special places that require ingenuity in construction, resilience and steadfastness against the elements, as well as adaptability over time.
Coastal people and communities across our region are as unique as the landscape itself. However they too exhibit a common characteristic: an unwavering love of place, enhanced by a strong connection to our past and a willingness to do what it takes to live and thrive in an often harsh coastal environment.
This collection of photos captures those qualities that most truly exhibit what it’s like to live in a region so strongly connected to the sea.