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Monday, 12 February 2018

Out of water

A beautiful sunny day drew us out of the house last week. We drove to Stanley Bridge on the north shore where a number of objects which are usually in the sea were prominent on shore. 





The marina at the Bridge has many floating docks where the boats tie up during the warmer seasons of the year. 




This day it was different.




Many of the floating docks were high and dry, stacked on top of each other in the parking lot. 




It is unusual to see what lies beneath a dock, but seaweed and mussels were visible on the pontoons.




On the opposite side of the parking lot, closer to the water, buoys of different sizes were ashore as well. They were brightly coloured and the largest ones dwarf the small shed nearby.




Next to the largest buoys, others of various sizes were piled together. All had mussels and seaweed below their water marks.




There isn’t much room for boat storage in this area but one boat was tucked in below the road. 




And as is often the case, lobster traps, some of the tools of the trade, were stored beside a shack. 




There was activity, as a few people worked in the fishing shacks. An open door gave a glimpse into the domain of the island fishers who are out of water too. However, spring is on the horizon!




38 comments:

Danielle L Zecher said...

I'm glad you had a nice sunny day to go out and explore. That's a huge pile of buoys!

Tomoko said...

Ohh,I got it!(#^.^#)!
Yesterday,it was ???

DJan said...

I saw that last picture on FB yesterday and now my suspicion is confirmed. :-)

Debbie said...

in some pictures, it feels like spring, although the snow was a dead give-a-way!! hehehe

such a beautiful, colorful boatyard. i love those colorful buoys and picture #2. pretty blue skies!!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

As a prairie girl, buoys fascinate me.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Isn't it amazing how quickly objects submerged in the water become encrusted with mussels and other crustaceans. It looks like the marina is cleaning up and preparing for busier times in the warmer weather.

William Kendall said...

It is best to keep them out of the water over the winter.

Jenn said...

I love the photo of that pile of buoys!

Joanne Noragon said...

Interesting to see all the seasonal stuff, out of season.

bill burke said...

Time to clean everything up and get ready for a new season. The seasons seem to fly by these days. Excellent photos, Marie.

Catarina said...

Do you really think spring is on the way?! :) I hope you are right. .. I am getting discouraged after seeing part of my driveway icy this morning.

Nice pictures depicting one of the main industries in PEI.

BTW... this past weekend I watched episodes of the new Anne of Green Gables. All the episodes that Netflix has. The Irish actress who plays Anne is absolutely fabulous.

Anvilcloud said...

Nice to get out, eh? I like the closeup buoy pic.

Barb said...

What interesting photos of the docks in winter. I really like that mussel photo! Soon enough the docks and boats will be floating again.

Mage said...

Around here, everything is in the water year round. Do they hire teenagers to scrape the docs and bouys? Great photos.

jenny_o said...

Only 35 days until spring, Marie! :)

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

There's always something very photogenic about boats and fishing equipment. The photo with the lime green building is stunning.

Rhodesia said...

Lucky you to have a sunny day, we are still waiting for ours despite it has been a bit warmer. We had snow again today! Hope you have a good week Diane

Marie Smith said...

It was wonderful to get outdoors again to enjoy the weather, Danielle.

Marie Smith said...

Friday last week, Tomoko

Marie Smith said...

I posted a close-up shot of the open door on Sunday, Jan.

Marie Smith said...

It was sunny without any wind, Debbie. That made it spring-like!

Marie Smith said...

I cannot imagine living so far from the sea, Debra.

Marie Smith said...

This time next month preparation for the spring will be in high gear, PDP.

Marie Smith said...

The ice, wind and storms would play havoc with anything in the water this time of year, William.

Marie Smith said...

The buoys were attention grabbing for sure, Jenn.

Marie Smith said...

It withstands all winter has to throw at it, Joanne.

Marie Smith said...

Thanks, Bill. Things will be in high gear soon enough!

Marie Smith said...

The days are so much longer and the sun is stronger, Catarina. I feel hopeful now.

The new Anne series is great. That young girl is a wonderful Anne.

Marie Smith said...

I love the buoys, the colours, textures, sizes. A great photo subject, AC!

Marie Smith said...

The marina will be a busy place soon enough, Barb.

Marie Smith said...

I have never seen anyone scraping the docks etc., but I imagine they are scraped.

Marie Smith said...

I know, Jenny. I can’t wait to get out of the winter prison. That’s how it feels anyway.

Marie Smith said...

That’s my favourite photo too, John.

Marie Smith said...

THis has been a winter of freeze and thaw here, Diane. I hope you get some spring weather soon.

The Furry Gnome said...

Well we've got a lot of docks and sailboats lifted up on land, but not many buoys or lobster traps!

Marie Smith said...

You are missing all of the colour when you don’t have buoys on shore, FG.

Ratty said...

A very interesting look at what kinds of things are done at the water in the winter. I also like the first two pictures comparing the two different seasons. Good stuff.

Marie Smith said...

Thanks, Ratty!