As a romantic suspense writer, I am always on the lookout for inspiration. Having spent every Wednesday for six weeks at the lighthouse cottages, I highly recommend it. Whether you are an aspiring, emerging or established writer, poet, painter, photography, or more, you should consider applying for a residency. There are two cottages with lovely spaces and stunning views where you can work away quietly. This is also a wonderful opportunity to meet other like-minded people or sit with your coffee and watch the massive ships enter and leave our beautiful harbour. Erin Moira OHara