The soil is thick and rich, red with few rocks. The iron in the soil oxidizes or rusts, causing the red colour which stains white socks and other clothes if you are not careful. In one way, sneakers rust with use on Prince Edward Island.
There are beautiful beaches, which when crowded by island standards, are not crowded like beaches elsewhere. We have visited those beaches numerous times this summer and observed the sandstone shoreline from a distance
and up close.
The sandstone is easily eroded by the sea,
creating more red sand, the accumulation of which can become more sandstone over time.
The natural cycle of nature is at work with each wave.
The wonder of this place is a backdrop for life with family and friends. Rusty sneakers are a small price to pay for the pleasure afforded by life on the gentle island.