Picnic season! We had our first picnic before the long weekend last month on a glorious spring day. Picnics are one of our favourite activities, usually at a beach area where we can go for a walk and explore the surroundings. Food often consists of sandwiches and a thermos of coffee or tea. Before we arrived at the beach this time, we stopped at Yankee Hill overlooking French River, a place which is frequented by artists painting the landscape.
In the 1800s, an American merchant had a facility in the French River Inlet. He sold supplies to the American schooners which fished for mackerel off the northern coast of Prince Edward Island. Yankee Hill overlooked the scene.
Today the fishing boats tie up at the wharf.
A fish plant half way up the inlet is a convenient location to sell their catch.
Some of the boats stop at the plant on the way to the wharf. Fresh fish anyone?
The rolling hills of farmland made a beautiful frame for the inlet where the fishing boats moved in and out.
There was a breeze, but it was not cold. It felt like summer.
It looked peaceful, a pastoral, yet marine setting, the best of both worlds and ours to enjoy!