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Friday, 5 January 2018

Island life 2017

Our Prince Edward Island home provides my husband and I with many places to explore. The past year we enjoyed picnics, walks and hikes as we explored the beaches, trails and hills. These photos represent our experience of our island home last year.

The Confederation Bridge is the world’s longest bridge over frozen water, a true engineering marvel.


The land and sea become one around much of the island this time of year.


Wharves become busy places as the lobster fishery approaches in the spring.



This mussel boat headed out into the Gulf of St. Lawrence early in the morning.



The many lighthouses stand their silent vigil year round.



 Beaches are rarely crowded and great for exploring.




Along the waterline, fog rises from the beach around the red sandstone sea stack and cliffs.



There are such interesting finds and colours on the beaches.



The trees are giants in places



And the woodlands have interesting finds too.



The red dirt roads through the countryside are always inviting,



While the fields provide a rich harvest.



The layers of colour in autumn mesmerize 


And then night falls on the gentle island.






42 comments:

  1. You're a keen observer and a bit of a poet, I think.

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  2. Oh, I loved this very gentle and peaceful trip around your island, Marie. You are a bit of a poet, I've noticed that before. :-)

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    1. Thanks, Jan. I don’t know if it’s poetry but I write what I feel.

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  3. Is the Big Storm still going on or are you digging out now? Stay warm!

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    1. We got snow, Debra but then it rained and we lost much of it. Now it’s -32 again.

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  4. I just looked up that beautiful bridge. It is currently restricting what type of vehicle crosses. It also say the it is -1C (HOLY CRAP...MINUS 1 DEGREE CELSIUS) with a 70 mph wind.

    I seriously just had to put on warm socks and slippers when I read that.

    A beautiful trip round your lovely island.

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    1. Thanks, Linda. Today it’s cold and windy, the equivalent of -32 C.

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  5. i like the dirt road, very inviting!! i would like to get to our beaches to see the snow, but we got 2 feet of snow yesterday, so i will stay home today.

    all of your pictures are beautiful, i enjoyed them all!!

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    1. We haven’t been to the beach this last month, Debbie. It’s cold with high winds, -32 C today.

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  6. Beautiful shots! I've been on the island twice, but in warmer weather than it is at present!

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    1. I want to hibernate this winter, William.

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  7. I have visited your island and it is lovely. Your photos do it justice.

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  8. Stunning images! I really do feel like I'm coming along with you on these hikes Marie. Is it very cold where you are now?

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    1. Cold and windy again today, PDP. It’s -32 C with the wind chill.

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  9. Gorgeous!! It sure makes all of us want to be there! I bet it gets very cold like here where we are. Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. I haven’t ventured out in days, Angela.

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  10. I love seeing photos of your home! I really hope to see that part of Canada someday.

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    1. I hope you do get to visit us sometime, Jenn.

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  11. You live in a truly beautiful part of the world. And I am so very grateful for the glimpses you share.

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    1. This world has such beauty to offer, doesn’t it, EC?

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  12. A beautiful place. Beautiful photos.

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  13. A beautiful journey around a beautiful island. Stunning photography and a wonderful a narrative. Thanks, Marie for the tour.

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  14. It is really a beautiful island.
    Have a good evening, Marie.
    : )

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  15. So much beautiful nature to see. I especially like seeing the trees. I don't have many forests around here.

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    1. The forest here are beautiful and interesting, Ratty.

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  16. What beautiful pictures of the variety of nature in your beautiful province. And I firmly agree with the others who commented on the poetic nature of your posts!

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  17. Wonderful photographs. You share such beautiful and interesting shots.

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  18. Just marvelous. You leave me smiling and wanting to come for a slow visit. I will some day.

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  19. Your photos make up a great picture of PEI!

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  20. There are so many things to see on your island! Yes,how admirable to see the lighthouses stand in the silence, keep watching its surroundings.

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  21. We enjoy the island so much, Tomoko.

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  22. That is a marvel. As well as, many excellent photos.

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