On the first full day of spring, the bright sun drew us out of the house. The bonus was the lack of wind on this glorious spring day. My husband and I decided to drive along the western shore in the Evangeline region, just west of Summerside.
There was much to see this day. We stopped at Linkletter Park again and walked along the shoreline. The ice hadn’t changed from the previous day but it was pleasant to walk there without the bitterly cold wind. It will be a few months before anyone is on these monkey bars.
A pair of huge ravens inspected their domain, as the two invading humans paused to observe them.
They spoke back and forth with their characteristic, “Cawwww.”
They surmised we were no threat to anything in the park.
As we drove along the coast, we stopped periodically to take photographs. This unusual man and pig ornament sat atop a gate to the driveway at the side of a property. It is an unusual piece of folk art in this area.
All along the road, you are never too far from the sea. The cottages, houses and sheds or barns, stood out against the backdrop of the ice covered sea. In this photo, behind the shed, a wee bit of open water is visible.
It gives us hope.
The gazebo overlooks an area where people dig for clams in season.
There is a sand bar exposed at low tide, making it easy to see the clam holes. You would never know this from the look of the area now.
One fenced yard next to a house had numerous old wheels and pieces of farm equipment on display.
There is open water in the background here as well.
We returned home energized and enthusiastic for the days ahead. We could have taken a picnic this day and sat by the ocean with a mug of tea. It was pleasant enough and would have been invigorating after the long winter. If only the Nor‘easters were finished for this year!