Two months and it’s over. It all started in the advancing light of morning just two months ago. The first lobster fishery for the year started for part of Prince Edward Island, and my husband and I joined families and friends of the fishers as boats headed out to set lobster traps.
Now the traps have been pulled out of the water at season's end.
On the last day of the fishery, we were on the east coast of the island, watching from shore as boats left empty, then headed home, laden with their gear.
It has been a successful season, the lobster plentiful and the prices good according to all accounts. In August, another group of fishers will have their turn at the crustaceans.
We travelled along the coast that day and stopped in several places where the boats could be seen in the distance off-shore.
In North River Harbour, by mid afternoon, many vessels had returned and were tied up,
their traps unloaded on the wharf.
People hung out together on their boats and on the wharf, the atmosphere up-beat.
Bluefin tuna season is on the horizon.