It was the day before the full moon and the tide was the lowest we had ever seen at Cabot Beach, Prince Edward Island. The retreating tide had exposed a huge swath of beach
and the sand showed the tidal action.
The imprints in the sand were so unusual, they caught my eye.
What happened here?
Or here, around the seaweed and clam shell?
Low tide also exposed some interesting items such as this egg sack of a skate, commonly known as a mermaid's purse.
Crab shells and claws were common as well.
Several people had their dogs on the beach and the human and canine footprints could be readily identified.
There were lots of birds around too, gulls, cormorants, plovers, hawks, to name those we could identify. Since cormorants have webbed feet, these tracks don't belong to them.
There was one set of tracks we could not explain, a line of tracks, ending abruptly. There were no human footprints around these prints. Could it be a large bird, which took off, lifting itself more with each step.
Later, when we visited Darnley Basin nearby, we saw these traces of tuna caught over the years.
Oh! Where is the horse?