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Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Preparation

Two weeks ago, in Malpeque and Darnley Basin on the north shore of Prince Edward Island, lobster traps were everywhere. The season was more than a month away.


The fishing shacks were full of traps. 


 


Wharfs were piled high too. 


 


Some traps rested against the shacks.


 


The basin was ice covered.


 


Last week, at Lot 1 on the north west tip of the island, the scene was different, as preparation for the season has ramped up. Several boats, high and dry since last fall, were being pulled to the sea. 


 


Flat bed trailers loaded with lobster traps were on their way to the wharf.


 


Meanwhile, on the wharf around Seacow Pond Harbour, some traps were ready for the season. 


 


The colours of the buoys, visible from the road, prompted us to stop and take in the scene. 


 


Dredging at the entrance to the harbour will ensure safe passage of the boats for the season


 


The first boats were back in the water.


 


Preparation is well under way now. 


 




32 comments:

Anvilcloud said...

What a turnaround. I like that first pic.

Anonymous said...

So very interesting to this Georgia girl!!! My husband loves lobster. Thanks for sharing part of your world with me today. Have a very enjoyable morning.

Anonymous said...

They make pretty pictures! Andrea

Debra She Who Seeks said...

So colourful and picturesque!

DJan said...

Run, lobsters, run! The season of lobster catching is about to begin. :-)

Debbie said...

WoW!! what beautiful images and the buoys are so colorful!! lobster is my very most favorite food - i enjoyed seeing this!!

Celia said...

My life prior to grade school was in a small fishing/crabbing village. Your photos bring back the wonderful smells of salt air and the docks. Makes me homesick for the coast. How beautiful. Thanks.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Gosh that's a lot of lobster traps Marie.. it must be quite a sight when they're down with the colourful buoys floating above!

Elephant's Child said...

A huge number of traps.
I wish them safe seas and good catches.

Marie Smith said...

I like the first one too, AC.

The sun works wonders this time of year.

Marie Smith said...

We love lobster too, Mildred. We always have our first meal of the year for Mother's Day.

Marie Smith said...

The buoys are eye catching, that's for sure, Andrea.

Marie Smith said...

We love to visit that area, Devra.

Marie Smith said...

Poor lobsters don't have a chance, Jan. Lol.

Marie Smith said...

Even our 4 and 6 year old grandchildren love lobsters, Debbie.

Marie Smith said...

That sea smell and lifestyle stay wih you, Celia.

Marie Smith said...

It is incredible how many lobster traps are put out each year, PDP.

Marie Smith said...

Safety first, EC. Catch is important as well as the prices this year.

Shammickite said...

Welcome to spring!

Ginnie said...

I can just imagine how life as they know it is completely centered around these lobster traps, Marie. Welcome to spring, indeed!

bill burke said...

Awesome photos of the lobster traps. It is a tough life style but a very rewarding one for the people who do this. I use to live in Maine and this was a common sight. Thanks for sharing!

Marie Smith said...

Indeed it is welcome, Shammickite!

Marie Smith said...

Life for many people hear revolves around the sea, Ginnie.

Marie Smith said...

Maine has a similar lifestyle for sure, Bill.

The Happy Whisk said...

First boats back in the water. Seasons come so much faster for me these days.

Marie Smith said...

How true for me too, HW.

Down by the sea said...

That's a huge number of pots! I had to smile at the picture of the dredging the same thing is happening here at the moment! Sarah x

Marie Smith said...

People who live by the sea share common experiences, don't they, Sarah?

Kay said...

Gosh! I haven't had lobster in forever. Hmmm...

Marie Smith said...

We'll have lobster here next week, Kay.

The Furry Gnome said...

That looks like a very busy and colourful season!

Marie Smith said...

It was a busy time, FG.