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Monday, 26 February 2018

Then and now in Dunelands

It was a rare day, sunny, just above zero and without any wind or ice under foot. The north shore called to my husband and me, one of our favourite areas any time of year. We enjoy the National Park at Cavendish and wanted to visit the Beach and Dunelands in winter.


The Dunelands is near the entrance to Cavendish Beach. 




Macneill’s Pond, once an inlet of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, was formed when sand dunes cut off the inlet from the shoreline. Today a fence keeps people off the delicate dunes which are important in the prevention of erosion.




A floating boardwalk traverses the pond and provides a unique experience as the water laps underneath the walkway as it sways from the foot traffic. 




Not today though. 




The area is flooded from the recent rain, preventing foot traffic on the boardwalk. It is icy here in places as well, treacherous under foot. Today we just look.




The environment takes a beating for a few months every year.




 Before long, as the sun spends longer in the sky and has more heat, we will return to enjoy the other seasons among the dunes of Cavendish.

36 comments:

  1. A very different picture indeed.

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  2. Lovely blue skies, Marie. I love your environment and look forward to visiting this area again in the spring. :-)

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    1. I look forward to the spring there too, Jan.

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  3. You (and you husband) are so lucky to live in this lovely place and I appreciate that you share it with us.

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  4. There's a path that we would have walked on the weekend, but it was still too icy. It was nice to get out though.

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    1. We feel so much better when we can get outside, AC.

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  5. So beautiful. I love living by the sea

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  6. We have had a couple of dry days but everywhere here is still water logged. Looks like you are as wet as we are!! Love the photos. Enjoy the week Diane

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  7. A beautiful area this time of year. I've been there in summer weather.

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    1. I know now it is lovely all year long, William.

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  8. gorgeous!! i love natures beauty in winter!! Macneill’s Pond, is especially pretty!!

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  9. A very pretty area indeed. Winter gives it a whole different look, glad you visited and took photos to share. Thank you!

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    1. It was great to be out and about, Bill.

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  10. I love seeing then and now photos!

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    1. I love to see the comparisons too, Jenn.

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  11. What a lovely place to explore. We've always loved traveling through Canada. You have beautiful scenery and friendly people.

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  12. Goodness the difference is so dramatic between seasons Marie, both beautiful in their own way.

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    1. The winter setting was starkly beautiful, PDP.

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  13. Beautiful area! Looks so peaceful!

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  14. Changing weather and changing dunes! I like all the photos, Marie.

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  15. A wonderful looking place. The hills are what it looks like where I live here. I wish I had that water and boardwalk here too. I love places like that.

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  16. Cavendish Beach is beautiful. I've only seen it in summer, but it has equal beauty in winter, too, judging from your photos.

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