Where the land meets the water has always had a fascination to me. The wildlife that inhabits this fringe is both extensive and varied. Along this stretch of the Newfoundland coast, several ponds and lakes are separated from the Gulf of St Lawrence by only series of small dunes. This suggests to me that the water in these ponds is brackish, not quite as salty as the sea, not as fresh as a lake further inland. My spouse and I spent a fair amount of time in this area, noticing that different types of bird life preferred different water types. There was a definite delineation. Although there was some overlap of species, for the most part, certain types of birds could be seen floating in the sea, others in the lakes.