The red road to the beach is etched into the landscape and
the Gulf of St Lawrence is visible in the distance as we make our way down the hill. Along the road from home, fields of crops, such as canola, dot the landscape.
Looking out over this part of Prince Edward Island, there is new mown hay in the nearby field, while in the distance, the hay has been baled.
It is sunny and hot, with the east coast breeze as a perfect air conditioner. Georgie, the golden retriever is glad to be out of the car to check out the area.
The wildflowers are abundant along the road to the beach. One white flower is the wild carrot, also known as Queen Ann's lace or bird's nest.
As we approach the dunes, the most obvious flowers are the lupins.
They are throughout the countryside this time of year, many having already gone to seed. The pink and red blooms are a treat for the eyes, brighter than the traditional purples.
Marram grass covers the dunes and keeps the sand in place.
The grass has an underground network of stems called rhizomes, from which the roots emanate.
This network is destroyed when people walk over it. The sign is an important reminder to stay off the grass.
As I head towards the beach, I am filled with anticipation. The best is yet to come!